I don't think Senator Obama is either a socialist or a communist, but I do think whoever owns the "2008 Election" myspace page sporting the senator's picture is probably a ham-fisted conservative storm trooper without much imagination.
To certain extent. Not complete redistribution, which is what socialism represents. There is middle ground there - the moderate view is of partial redistribution, the socialist view is of complete redistribution, and the conservative view is of no redistribution.
Obama is a Social Democrat, much like the Labor Party in the UK. Marxist thinking mixed with FDR-type humanitarianism has influenced liberalism throughout the West. So, as a Liberal, Obama is influenced both by communism and socialism, but not to the extreme of having complete government take over of major industries.
Definition of liberal below.
a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.
c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
d. Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
a. Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor.
b. Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.
3. Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.
4. Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.
Can you please show me where it says Socialist? Maybe I'm a bit dense, but I did a search on the page and it's not there. Help me, please?