The Image That Became a Lightning Rod

Nearly nine months ago, I asked raised the question above. A new Harris poll provides the troublesome answer:

67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.

Shepard Fairey’s HOPE poster helped lift Barack Obama into office. I hope this divisive image doesn’t knock him—and the Democratic majority—out.

Obama let his opponents rebrand him. Unless the economy turns, dramatically, this “socialist” meme will be tough to overcome.