Not that this is very surprising unfortunately, but apparently there is a “Socialists” for Barack Obama group.More specifically the group is called Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama and it Is even a part of the official barackobama.com web site. Though, it is not an actual “official” arm of the Obama for President campaign, people are allowed to sign-up and create user accounts at the official campaign website of Barack Obama — through a feature at my.barackobama.com, they can set up profiles, raise money for the campaign and post blogs.
According to the group:
This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialists for the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency. By no means is he a true Marxist, but under Karl Marx’s writings we are to support the party with the best interests of the mobilization of the proletariat. Though the Democratic Socialists of America or the Communist Patty [sic] of America may have more Socialististic [sic] values, it is pointless to vote for these candidates due to the fact that there is virutally [sic] no chance they will be elected on a National level. The members of this group are not Leninists, Stalinists, etc. and do not support or condone the actions of North Korea, China, Cuba or any other self-procalimed [sic]”Marxist States.” They do not in anyway represent the Marxist philosophy nor do they represent Socialism/ Communsim. [sic] We support Barack Obama because he knows what is best for the people!
It seems that the site was set up by an impressionable youngster, but I’d have to say that it says a lot about a candidate — the type of supporters that he attracts as well as the fact that this group has been allowed to be up for quite a few months now.
UPDATE: I’ve added some appropriate artwork for the story