or even a Democratic Socialist and not a right-leaning Republican wannabe, He would've pushed for single-payer health care, and he would never have let the insurance companies continue to hold so much power over the health of US citizens. He would establish a public works program to put Americans back to work. He would not have chosen Ben Bernanke to head the Federal Reserve. He would raise minimum wage to $10 an hour. He would have nationalized Citicorp and Bank of America instead of bailing them out; he would've forced any banks taking federal bailout money to freeze foreclosures and interest rates on mortgages and credit cards. He would have raised marginal income tax, capital gains tax, and the estate tax. He would press for worker participation in management decsions. He would never have expanded the war in Afghanistan and he would be bringing our troops home from Iraq. He would address poverty and the yawning wealth gap betwen the richest and poorest US citizens. He would never NEVER have defended the gross salaries of CEOs by saying it's all just part of the free-market system. I still do not understand why Obama is not the darling of Republicans, Tea Partiers, and conservatives in general--he should be their poster boy.