What professor at what local college? Why the secrecy? My guess is that email is a fabrication. It was made up and never happened.
First of all very few people in America have any real understanding of socialism. Several socialized government programs exist for almost 100 years and work very well. So well that people don’t recognize them as socialized programs and would probably argue with you if you pointed them out. Other than health care reform I don't really see anything Obama is doing that is headed down the path of socialism. In the case of health care a very small and very wealthy group of people are demonizing anything that resembles socialized medicine. Why are they demonizing health care reform? Because it has been a smashing parasitic money making bonanza for a very few people for a very long time and they want to protect their parasitic scam. Either way we all pay but we are paying 3 times as much in order to keep these parasites fat. Nobody is trying to take the reward incentive out of hard work. Capitalism is a terrific system but it can't be trusted to do what is right all the time. Some things should not be profit driven and health care is one of them. There is no sound reason as to why single payer health care cannot exist in a capitalist economy. It works in all of the other Western Industrialized (capitalist) nations and it will work here.