Obama Tries to Downplay Ayers Connection

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Aug 25, 2008 3:55 PM
Barack Obama's campaign is putting out a video to downplay the link between their candidate and the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers.

In it the narrator says: "With all our problems, why is John McCain talking about the sixties, trying to link Barack Obama to radical Bill Ayers? McCain knows Obama denounced Ayers’ crimes, committed when Obama was just eight years old."

I'll post the video when I have it, but here's the response from the McCain camp:
 "The fact that Barack Obama chose to launch his political career at the home of an unrepentant terrorist raises more questions about Senator Obama's judgment than any TV ad ever could. And the fact that he's launching his own Convention by defending his long association with a man who says he didn't bomb enough U.S. targets tells us more about Barack Obama than any of tonight's speeches will." --McCain spokesman Brian Rogers
Quite frankly, I'm shocked the Obama campaign is going out of their way to talk about William Ayers. There's no good that can come of this for Obama. This is a win for team McCain. Again, they're knocking Obama off his game and doing it during his big coronation week no less.