So the USA has elected a left wing President in Barack Obama and has, as a nation, it seems 'gone left wing.'
But how left wing?
Obama says that he wants to 'hunt down and kill' Osama Bin Laden.
He's also in favour of the death penalty (for his own citizens as well I mean).
Pretty left wing kinda guy then.
Meanwhile in liberal, hippy, ultra left wing California they have just voted, in a referendum, to ban gay marriages.
Yes the good old US of A has definitely positively surged to the left!