Obama : A change to socialism?

There seems to be more and more conversations among voters about the economic policies of Democratic hopeful Barack Obama.   Many believe some of Obama's policies are socialistic in nature, and that these embody the 'change' his campaign platform represents.  Some even go as far as declaring Sen. Obama to be 'Marxist'.

Region 8, how do you feel?  Or these charges over-blown, or naive? Or, are they accurate, and, if so, to what degree?

In conjunction with today's poll, please add your comments below, from either side of this issue.