Tell me how Obama is not socialist? "Corporatist" is nothing but a sugar-coated word for a socialist. It's a term that is not straight-forward. Between him and Bush they together have brought this country to a socialist state altogether. But you can't see it if you don't really understand the agenda of a socialist in the first place.
Socialist = Central power. No religion, no morale..only laws. Laws laws laws and regulations regulations regulations. Complete government takeover. Doesn't sound too free if you ask me. Kinda sounds like China, really. Which, without our consumer base China would suck again anyways. The only success they've had as a communist country is by being the largest parasite that America has. Anyways, socialism and communism gives vast amounts of power to the select few governmental officials to make decisions for everyone else in the public. A socialist at his core believes that it's best for a select few powerful and "educated" men to govern or control everyone else. This type of philosophy has been taught in our ivy league schools and in our court rooms for decades now. Oh, and the biggest indicator of a socialist is this: redistribution of wealth. Which I must say has been part of Obama's relentless efforts as president. You see the redistribution of wealth in a few things really: one is the tax system, another is the liberated court system - where the offenders can someone manage to sue the victims, where the have not's can sue the haves ( even without good reason ) and where the common law that this country lived by for 2 centuries is now thrown out the window.
Marxism is a broad word the wholistically represents it's sub-categories of socialism, communism and corporatism and supports all that bullcrap I just spouted off in the above paragraph.
Ron Paul on the other hand is a bonified natural-rights advocate. Basically, natural rights is the most free form of governmental philosophy which was the core inspiration of the birth of America. When the founding fathers particularly outlined what the federal government's purpose was and what they were allowed to do, they were attempting to preserve the natural rights of the people in the form of the document you might be familiar with - the Constitution.
Bottom line, we don't need corporatism. We need freedom to live by our religion, morale and to allow the states to form the laws to fill the gap, NOT the federal government. This way, California can continue to be filled with fruits and nuts and be happy with themselves as a liberal, law-defined society while here in Tennesee I can continue to live the Tennessee way which is by allowing social forms of morale and religion to dominate my lifestyle and to have laws fill the gaps on the grey areas. So when the fed's go away and actually do what they were designed to do (which is regulate interstate commerce by mediation between states regarding issues and national protection) we as individual states can create what each of us prefer. And if I don't like the way my state does things then guess what? I can move to a state that does do it the way I like. Thats the whole freggin point of having '50' states. Why else would we have so much variety!?!?