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Socialist candidate rejects GOP 'socialist' attacks



SPRING HILL — Brian Moore said Barack Obama is not a socialist. And Moore should know. He's the Socialist Party USA candidate for president.

"It's misleading for Republicans to say that," the local peace activist and perennial candidate said Wednesday from his Spring Hill home. "They know (Obama's) not a socialist."

Now, more than ever, Moore and his party are getting attention thanks to the $700-billion financial bailout and the rhetoric from the Republican presidential ticket. John McCain and Sarah Palin have repeatedly labeled Obama as a socialist in recent days. All this socialist talk gives  candidacy some legitimacy. Moore said, "Everyone I run into now says, "Hey, you’re not so crazy.'" Read more here.

--John Frank, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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