The Corner

Re: Obama and Ayers

Yes, as Andy says, Americans may be alarmed over the fact that Barack Obama has had a long-term relationship with Bill Ayers.

But as a friend mentioned to me this morning, should Americans not also wonder: What did Ayers — an unrepentant terrorist, a man whose disillusionment with America’s political system was so great that he chose to set bombs, and three decades later continues to believe he and his terrorist allies didn’t do enough — what did Ayers see in Obama that made him want to support Obama?

One might also think this an appropriate issue even for the MSM. Not so far. Is even Fox touching it? I understand that both Fox and CNN have refused ad on the Ayers controversy made by the American Issues Project.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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