One tour guide, an older gentleman and a vet, started his Obama-iliad this way (I paraphrase):
I did not vote for Barack Obama, but now that he is the President he has my support 110 percent. I understand there are some people on the mainland who think he was not born in the United States -- I think they are called "Birthies" or something? But here is the hospital where he was born. I was born here too!And then we continued to circle around his various apartments and schools.
I also heard similar sentiments from a cabbie and from the older contractor I sat next to on our flight out of Kona.