I saw something rare today: a car that not only had a discrete McCain/Palin bumpersticker, but that also had a big bumper sticker saying “Freedom vs. Socialism – November 4, 2008.”
As I was standing there admiring this sight, the car’s owner hove into view. I stopped her politely and said, “I have to tell you, I really love your bumper sticker.”
She smiled at me and, in a thick Russian accent, replied, “I don’t hear that often.”
I bet she doesn’t, but her accent explains precisely why the charge that Obama is a socialist resonates so strongly with her. She knows socialism up close and personal, and she knows that a move in that direction is a simultaneous move away from a free society.