When are more people going to start accepting Obama is a Marxist?
When he, like, does something Marxist.
ETA on when the virtues of Marxism are openly debated?
All of the time.
"I like your Christ. I don't like your Christians." -Ghandi
Think about that quote for a minute, and see how that line of thinking could apply here. Just because a lot of Marxists and Marxist states have failed miserably does not mean that there is zero merit in discussing what it is that Marx wrote.
Marx was a philosopher. He wasn't a politician. If you read what he wrote from a philosophical standpoint, then it raises a lot of great and interesting questions. If you read it as a prescription for the ills of government then, well...