You claim to be a socialist, but on compression of the many different axis (dimensions) down to a one dimensional scale, your are both very much to the "left". You are looking at like a person that is color blind. All you see is shades of gray and no colors and you are saying "he is not the same shade of gray as I am, therefore he is not like me". However, your are wrong. Actually, from what you have said of your actual beliefs, Obama is actually more economically socialist than you are. However, he is much more socialist-authoritarian than you are.