I don't think we can even argue that we are a left leaning country now, with Obama or McCain set to become the next PotUS.
McCain, over the course of the last 4 years has been towing the GOP line, but has a fairly liberal voting record overall. He has been viewed as a favorite of the Left for a long time before this election and now has become a victim of "two minute hate" as it were.
Being a bit to the right myself, I still feel that Mc leans leftwards at heart and once in the WH, he may start to tilt slowly back that way. A good thing to be able to work with both sides of the house, that's true, but there certainly is no true conservative representation in this election.
Obama on the other hand, is further left, according to his short voting record, than Vermont Socialist, Bernie Sanders. Even if Obama isn't bragging about that, he is still within a sickle length of him.
The Democratic Socialists of America offshoot The New Party has even bragged about getting one of their own elected, referring to Barrack.
I had a friend say to me the other day "A little Socialism is necessary right now" and I couldn't understand. To me, it seems the day of right and wrong is over, when relating to American Principles (regardless of the size of the town) and we have been moving towards this for a long time.
Jefferson said something about Tyranny not coming in the form of war, but welcomed with open arms and it seems that day is truly here.
So, I just was curious about the boards opinion about this.