Well said, CodeToad. At least, Gorby saw communism as a failure. Obama talks about doing away with the old tired ways. There is nothing more tired and worn out than Marxism. Never worked. Never will work. Communism goes against the natural laws of human nature.
Problem is that Gorby agrees with Putin’s statement that the collapse of the USSR was the greatest geopolitical failure of the 20th century, and wishes for it back.