Many people think Barack Obama is a socialist. There is no reason to believe he wouldn't appoint like-minded people to his administration and even the Supreme Court. In an undergraduate thesis at Princeton, Obama's newest Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, bemoaned the failure of socialism in America. At the time of this thesis, the Soviet Union was the dominant socialist country in the world.
Elena Kagan: "The story is a sad but after also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century socialism's decline, still wish to change America."
Elana Kagan's undergraduate thesis
Hat tip Thunder Pig.