I hate to refer to Obama as a Socialist or as a Communist because those are very inflammatory words, and the people you're trying to convince often stop listening when those words get thrown around.
However, it did occur to me while watching last night's debate that Obama TRULY believes that he has all the answers and that the best economy is a planned economy where he and like-minded people are the central planners.
That was the main difference between their answers regarding the role of government. Romney wants the government to get the hell out of the way so the private sector can create jobs. Obama says you can't trust the private sector and that you should trust him instead.
That's an awfully scary path to go down.