Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bad Choices: What is Barack Obama's View of Bernie Sanders?

I knew the young Barack Obama while he was a student at Occidental College. As I have reported elsewhere he was a Marxist revolutionary back in the winter of 1980.

See, Articles: Meeting Young Obama

There is no evidence of Obama having some sort of conversion experience so it seems likely that he is still committed to some form of socialism and a major effort to redistribute the wealth.

My take is that he did not think that Sanders could win and that he thought the best hope for preserving his legacy was to support Hillary Clinton. Ultimately, however, his heart was with Bernie Sanders.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.


  1. If he had abandoned revolutionary Marxism for Swedish-style welfare state, in an effort to win office, would it be a good idea to call attention to the fact that he was once a leftist radical?

  2. John:

    A comment on the unrelated matter:

    Yes! You have got it on how>/em>. and you are now adding the what of your feelings and energy.

    This comes out to me in your rough impasto background and the sense of the wind blowing through the leaves through the extension of the forms and the soft brushwork.

    Nice work! It is hard to take a well-worn subject and make it a personal statement.

    A welcome respite from the continuing tone of the blog.