But you gotta love this, from Big Government, "Comrades! Obama's New Slogan: Forward!":
The communist themes of the "forward" slogan are not the first time a member of the Obama team has expressed admiration for Chairman Mao. Former White House communications director Anita Dunn--who has continued to advise the White House after she left in 2009--famously listed Mao as one of her "favorite philosophers."See also Lonely Conservative, "Figures! Obama’s New Campaign Slogan Has Long Communist History" (via Memeorandum).
Perhaps President Obama would have done better to take campaign advice from his friend and White House guest, Paul McCartney: as the Beatles once said: "But when you go carryin' pictures of Chairman Mao/You aint' gonna make it with anyone anyhow."