Voting equals change, ask Arnold

Unless you’ve been on a planet inhabited by robot cyborgs controlled by a supercomputer, you probably know by now that the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the new governor of California.

After defeating former governor Gray Davis in the historic recall election that captivated a nation, Schwarzenegger proclaimed that “California has given me the greatest gift of all” as he waved at onlookers at a rally to celebrate his decisive victory.

Back in our old Kentucky home, we submit that the greatest gift of all is being able to choose our own leaders. If you haven’t noticed, things are heating up in our own race for governor. No, we don’t have Gary Coleman running, but voters – particularly those of college age – are being asked to make their opinions count on the Bluegrass gubernatorial front.

In case you didn’t know, Democrat Ben Chandler and Republican Ernie Fletcher have aimed their respective campaigns at young voters in a big way this November. But even if you missed their bids to snag your vote, there is still time to exercise your constitutional right to choose in the Nov. 4 election.

We know many of you might be far away from your registered voting county. But even if you can’t make it home to cast your ballot, you have options. You have until Oct. 28 to submit applications for paper absentee ballots.

Don’t let a crazy schedule prevent you from voting. Governors are in office for four years. If you want a guy with your ideals in office, spare a few hours and hit up a voting booth near you.

This editorial represents the majority opinion of the Herald’s 10-member board of student editors.