he sure spent money like one, and historically most democrats start wars, and the stock market tends to do better under democrats. Neocons like Bush Jr(not senior), Reagan, McCain, palin are like laise faire liberals but with church and family values thrown in. Obama is shaping up to be a laise faire liberal. he will not raise taxes on anyone, and will grow the national debt substantially in the same way Bush did. This will be very good for the stock market. I actually praise Obama for not being a socialist, welfare liberal as many feared he would be. Traditional conservatives are Marxists.