Mitt Romney was asked if he believes that Obama is a socialist during the joke-of-a-debate held on Fox News tonight. Naturally, Romney danced around the question and didn't quite answer, but not before speaking ambiguously enough to insinuate that he does.
It seems that too many people have a way misconstrued notion of what it takes to be a socialist. Some uneducated folks interchange the terms "socialist" and democrat, showing that they know little about the facts of the matter. Being a democrat, or a liberal, doesn't mean one is a socialist or communist. In grade school in the United States, children are taught about US government, albeit lightly. In high school, in US government classes, you are taught about different forms of government. Have these people forgotten the basics of governmental education?
What's more, there are basic things you can find online to help educate on the matter. So is Obama a socialist? No. He is a registered democrat, and nowhere near as liberal as some of the farthest of the left would like him to be. The United States already has a socialist and a communist party. These parties actually have open and proudly serving members who run in government elections. President Barack Obama isn't on of them.
The key to voting in a reliable and strong government is to be informed. The general public, as it stands, appears to be far too gullible, and with current candidates wanting to phase out public education, like Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul, it's only going to further inspire misinformation. It appears that Mitt Romney, although a bit wishy-washy, is the best of the potential candidates the conservatives can muster, and he has a long way to go. He could have simply just answered the question that he either doesn't understand the difference between liberalism and socialism, even if it is just one step to the left.
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