Yesterday, it was reported that Obama claimed his programs were not socialist. Furthermore he said, “Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market.”
Since the Clinton years, I have had to read such pronouncements through the lens of a lawyer. In particular I noticed that he did not say that he supports the free market. Rather he said that he believes in the free market. Well, I believe in Cuba and North Korea, but that doesn’t mean that I support either regieme.
I find his word choice very deliberate. Do you?