October 6th, 2008
09:17 AM ET
6 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Palin on the stump Florida

Palin held a campaign rally in Clearwater, Florida.
Palin held a campaign rally in Clearwater, Florida.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin held a campaign rally in Clearwater, Florida this hour, during which she continued her attacks against Barack Obama's connection to Bill Ayers.

"Turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers. And according to The New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol,'" She said. "Wow. And there’s even more to the story. Barack Obama said Ayers was just someone in the neighborhood. But that’s less than truthful. His own top advisor said they were, quote, 'certainly friendly.'

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Evidently, there’s been a lot of interest in what I read lately. Well, I was reading my copy of The New York Times the other day, and I was really interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago.

Turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers. And according to The New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, “launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.”

Wow. And there’s even more to the story. Barack Obama said Ayers was just someone in the neighborhood. But that’s less than truthful. His own top advisor said they were, quote, “certainly friendly.” In fact, Obama held one of the first meetings of his political career in Bill Ayers’s home. And they’ve worked together on various projects in Chicago.

These are the same guys who think “patriotism” is paying higher taxes. (Remember what his running mate Joe Biden said!) This is not a man who sees America as you and I do - as the greatest force for good in the world. This is someone who sees America as “imperfect enough” to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country.

This, ladies and gentlemen, has nothing to do with the kind of change anyone can believe in - not my kids and not your kids. What we believe in is what Ronald Reagan believed in! That America is “a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see” that America is a good and honorable nation, and that the virtues of freedom are worth fighting for! The only man who can take on Washington is John McCain.


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