Obama’s mindset is cast in the mold of European social democracy, in other words, big government and its massive administrative state apparatus enshrined in the European Union. Obama would gladly trade the finely crafted thin document of the US Constitution for the thick and grossly incoherent mess of the EU constitution (a.k.a. the Lisbon Treaty).
Europe has long since given up on individual liberty in exchange for the welfare state.
The Financial Times Deutschland writes:
“We Germans can already hardly understand why many Americans would prefer to vote for Romney. But if we now like to believe that he has stumbled, then that is wishful thinking on our part. The policies that we like — the welfare state, universal health insurance, a foreign policy of rapprochement– are the policies that Obama stands for. He is Europe’s preferred candidate. But the political culture in parts of the US is different. It is more conservative, more religious, more skeptical about government and more focused on the individual. And some statements that would cause a scandal in Germany are only enough to cause a blip in the polls in the US.”