But could he really be "more left," as McCain recently remarked, than self-describedsocialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (for whom Obama has openly campaigned, even making aspecial trip to Vermont to rally voters)?Obama's voting record, going back to his days in the Illinois statehouse, says yes. Hiscareer path — and those who guided it — leads to the same unsettling conclusion.The seeds of his far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager inHawaii — and they were far more radical than any biography or profile in the media hasportrayed.A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that hischildhood mentor up to age 18 — a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" — was noneother than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI andCongress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikikibungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberaldoses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment."They'll train you so good," he said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equalopportunity and the American way and all that sh**."After college, where he palled around with Marxist professors and took in socialistconferences "for inspiration," Obama followed in Davis' footsteps, becoming a"community organizer" in Chicago.His boss there was Gerald Kellman, whose identity Obama also tries to hide in his book.Turns out Kellman's a disciple of the late Saul "The Red" Alinsky, a hard-boiled Chicagosocialist who wrote the "Rules for Radicals" and agitated for social revolution inAmerica.The Chicago-based Woods Fund provided Kellman with his original $25,000 to hireObama. In turn, Obama would later serve on the Woods board with terrorist Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground. Ayers was one of Obama's early political supporters.After three years agitating with marginal success for more welfare programs in SouthSide Chicago, Obama decided he would need to study law to "bring about real change"— on a large scale.While at Harvard Law School, he still found time to hone his organizing skills. Forexample, he spent eight days in Los Angeles taking a national training course taught byAlinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation. With his newly minted law degree, he returned toChicago to reapply — as well as teach — Alinsky's "agitation" tactics.