Kansas Democrats and Republicans added their two bits in the national race for presidential nominees last week—in droves. The 2008 campaign season, which seemed to all of us to start way too early and promised to be a long and drawn-out endurance test, has unexpectedly turned into something of a dream season—akin to KU football’s run from rags to riches this past fall. Suddenly, the fan base is energized.
Theories abound about the reason for renewed energy, including among young voters. We see it as a deeply felt need for change—leadership that challenges citizens of this country to something higher and more noble than nearsighted, self-serving politics as usual. It’s as much about a system as it is personalities. It’s time for change. —DR