Most Africans of a certain age are/were communists? Say it ain't so!
For Heaven's sake, my father's named his political column "The Fifth Column." Being a commie was all the rage for young Africans in the sixties. Why do you think most African countries are in the state they're in right now?
Obama Sr. as a free-market capitalist would have been a far more of a surprise.
Greg Ransom's post contains a lot of interesting and useful information about Kenyan political history--especially in light of the country's recent turmoil--but anyone who has even a cursory connection with older Africans knows that many of them bought into Socialism fully and continue to cling to the failed ideology well past the sell-by date. There is no question of "hiding" or not "hiding" the father's leanings. And Obama Jr.'s leanings are as plain as the nose on one's face as well. (Told ya so.)
What happened to the Meccachurian* Candidate whisper campaign?
(Thanks to LGF)
*Coinage from See-Dubya