If America is to become socialist, it will be because of a minority of elites who buy off politicians to make it that way. Polling has continually shown that virtually every policy of the Obama administration is strongly opposed by the American people, yet Obama carries on pretending that he has the support of the public for his policies. He fails to realize that he was only elected because of his predecessor's disastrous big government policies that discredited the Republican Party.
Most Americans still favor limited government, although they are unwilling to vote Republican until they are sure that the Republicans will provide it or until the Democrats move so far to the left that they run out of patience trying to bring the Republicans to their senses.
If Obama and the left wish to remain in power, they need to moderate their position immediately. If the left continues to push unpopular proposals such as Cap and Trade, Card Check, Socialized Medicine, Bailouts, Stimulus, giving more power to the Federal Reserve, and Nationalization of the car industry, they will face a backlash at the polls sooner rather than later.