Our View for Sept 27

DKS Editors

We don’t care what your politics are: There are four of Ohio’s top politicians on campus today to speak and answer questions. So go hear them.

They’re powerful, they represent you and they’ll be in the Kiva at 10 a.m.

They’re also all Democratic candidates for office, whose judgment day will come Nov. 2. If you plan to vote, or even if you don’t, these politicians may be making decisions for you this year that directly affect you.

In Columbus in July, either Ted Strickland or John Kasich will conduct an effort to balance a state budget that is leaning frighteningly toward the red. During this biennial budget term, Ohio’s leadership spared higher education institutions from any slashes, which would have had a direct impact on what Kent State students would pay for tuition.

Strickland’s running mate, Yvette Brown, will be in the Kiva this morning. Go and ask her if your tuition will go up next year.

Rep. Tim Ryan, the incumbent Democratic representative for this district, will headline the event.

Ryan’s the front-runner in the race, so go and meet the man who represents your interests at Kent State. He’s handsome, friendly and he continues to funnel money into Kent’s liquid crystal industry.

The other two visitors are running for the less sexy positions of secretary of state and Ohio Supreme Court justice, Maryellen O’Shaughnessy and Mary Jane Trapp, respectively.

Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Tea Partier, show the establishment we’re not as apathetic as it thinks we are, because we’re not, we’re very politically aware.

If you don’t have class around 10 a.m., drop by the Kiva and hear what they have to say.

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.