"At first people thought I was nuts," said Kawika Crowley, who is running for Hawaii's second U.S. Congressional District.
Some call him crazy because Crowley has been out waving 9/11 signs on Kamehameha Highway near Kaneohe on the 11th day of every month for three years.
"It's almost like a relationship with all the people," he said.
But also because he is homeless, fundless, on the fringe, and still running for Congress.
"This entire campaign for congress has been run and calculated right here," said Crowley, showing KITV4 News reporter Lara Yamada his folding chair and a wooden "table" he jams above his back bumper.
And he's not kidding about speaking his mind.
He's posted several Kawika4Congress clips, of him talking about Hawaiian sovereignty, faith, big government and much more.
Crowley said the government ban on smoking in establishments is what originally got him serious about politics. And, he said, because of his efforts, despite a ban in 2006, dozens of Hawaii restaurants still allow it.
Crowley says he's for the sanctity of marriage, for legalizing marijuana, but against the rail.
He wants a four-lane, underwater, off-shore tunnel from Kalaeloa to Kakaako.