It took a Carter to give us a Reagan; it took Obama for the nation to wake up to the fact that all-out socialism ain't all it's cracked up to be.
If it wasn't for Obama's ambitious agenda of radical, in-your-face socialist, statist 'change,' I think it would have literally been a decade or two before folks would have been awakened; since prior to Obama, a slow incrementalism, steady-as-she-goes march toward socialism was the order of the day. We would have been as sleeping insects on a spider's web, being slowly yet firmly entangled in the web of socialism until it was too late to crawl out of it.
Dictionary.com defines the word socialism as follows: "a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole."
I issue this challenge to Leo: provide an example of the President taking over some form of industry during his short term in office, or admit that you have no idea what the hell you are bitching about, becasue quite frankly, I don't think you do.