Hawaii gubernatorial candidate trashes Las Vegas

People who comes to Las Vegas inevitably leave "disappointed."

So said Hawaii Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Ige in a Monday public radio debate. Really.

A transcript:

“I’ve spoken with many in the visitor industry and they do believe that legalized gambling would be devastating to their industry. I’ve talked with hotel owners who lament about the fact that, you know, when you see people traveling to Las Vegas, they seem to be excited to leave. And when you see them returning, they’re all disappointed because they did not enjoy the experience. You know, versus people coming to Hawaii are really excited to be in Hawaii, and most importantly, when they’re leaving, they are happy and excited to have visited here. That’s the visitors that we want. That’s the industry that we want.” 

Here's the audio: