Many of us in 2008 watched the election in disbelief. Some people really were buying what Obama was selling. A lot of people were buying it. And given that the main alternative was John McCain it almost made sense.
Soon the most statist president in a generation, a product of Alinskyite Chicago politics no less, was in the White House.
What many of our friends on the more statist side of the political spectrum don’t understand is that people didn’t throw up because Obama was a black guy.