Sign of the times

A high school mock election of the New Jersey Governor’s race resulted in a win for the Socialist Party:

Socialist Party candidate Tino Rozzo, at 21.6 percent, narrowly edged Corzine and three other contenders in a survey of 270 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors last week.

Rozzo, whose platform includes a $12-per-hour minimum wage and a “socialized healthcare system under workers and community control,” would seem an unlikely favorite at a high school in relatively wealthy, Republican-dominated Morris County.

Still, he had some proud backers among students attending today’s 1 p.m. debate in the high school’s auditorium, with students standing in for five of the candidates running for governor.

“I believe we need to get rid of these capitalist ways,” said Steven Honickel, 14.

Public education at it’s best.

4 Comments
  1. I can actually see something like this happen at my school. I debate their socialist ways everyday and often offend teachers and students alike and often get called many names but me being the good Christian that I am always call names right back and try and make them fell stupid. I have got many people to agree with me on the War on Drugs (after arguing with a drug officer). They only believe what the television or a teacher told them.

    “I believe we need to get rid of these capitalist ways,”

    But we already have a socialist government why let the government get bigger.

  2. We had mock-elections when I was in school like this (although I think the last was in Jr. High) and they were less about the “issues” or represented candidates and more of a popularity contest with the students.

  3. (snip)and they were less about the “issues” or represented candidates and more of a popularity contest with the students.(end snip)

    Ahh, so you’re saying they DO prepare them quite well for ‘real’ politics. I mean, how else did the Governator win? I think reciting cheesy catch phrases had quite a bit to do with it.

  4. I support publik edjakation. “We need to get rid of these capitalist ways. [There ruining our country.]

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