Letter to the Editors: Election Discussion Lacking
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012 00:11
In the Oct. 4 issue of the Collegian, unless my eyes fail me, I was dismayed to find not a single mention of the presidential campaign, which is overshadowing all else. Not only is this a watershed election in a nation bitterly divided, but Ohio is once again at the epicenter of the action and no Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying this state.
Regardless of one’s political affiliation, I would think that debate by now should be robust among Kenyon’s enlightened student population, which despite the campus’s splendid isolation, has usually taken active interest in national and world affairs.
Two candidates are seeking election or re-election to the nation’s highest office; they represent fundamentally opposing views on critical issues that will determine how we intend to solve the immense challenges that confront us in the coming century.
It is the current generation of Kenyon women and men who will bear this burden and whose voices we need to hear at this critical juncture in our history.
— Richard A. Rubin ’62 P’00, former editor-in-chief of The Kenyon Collegian