HEMPSTEAD, New York (CNN) - Barack Obama distanced himself Wednesday from William Ayers, an education professor with a radical past to whom the Republicans have been aggressively linking him in recent weeks.
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Obama said Ayers had committed "despicable acts" 40 years ago as a member of the Weather Underground, which took credit for a series of domestic bombings - but pointed out that he himself had been eight years old at the time.
Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists" on the campaign trail.
I think Obama is winning this, up to now
McBush just got shut down and rejected!! Good job President Obama!!
McCain is drowning in his own retheric...
haha McCain is defending Palin now... she hasn't done ANYTHING! Give it a rest and admit it was a stupid choice.
Obama just brushes off these ridiculous attacks, this is the type of cool demeanor we need for a president.
well duh, he's only been doing it for 2 years
Does Palin know what a terrorist is? Can she spell it? Just curious.
McCain is crazy...I am scared. He would not know the truth if it bit him on the fanny.
Great job on this one by Obama.
Big O did good on Ayers.
Now McW is going off on what a role model Lipstick is for women. She is the biggest setback to women's rights I've seen in a long time.
LOL Now McCain is lying about Palin......oh here we go, pimping special needs children
The guy was named Chicago's Citizen of the Year. Drop it. Barack did not start his campaign in the guy's living room.
McCain is trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat. It's not working.
Obama said in his book, "Audacity of Hope"; "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
From "Dreams of my Father"; "There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white"
From "Dreams of My Father"; I nevr emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd pack all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Malcom, DuBois and Mandela".
Apparently there are a lot of folks in DC 'palling around with terrorists' and a lot seem to be Republicans.
Mc Cain is crying look at his face
WHO CARES ABOUT AYERS????ONLY THE REPUGS DO! DO YOU HEAR US DEMS CHANTING CHARLES KEATING? NO! WHY? BECAUSE TALKING ABOUT KEATING IS NOT GOING TO PUT FOOD ON MY TABLE!!! GIVE IT UP PEOPLE! IF YOU CANT WIN ON ISSUES YOU DONT DESERVE TO WIN! I AM A DODGER FAN AND WE ARE GETTING KILLED BY PHILLY BUT IM NOT CRYING BECAUSE PHILLY IS BETTER! OBAMA IS BETTER!!
Is there such a thing as a "former radical?"
does sarah palin undersand abuse of power?
It's time for McCain/Palin to let it go...they are not winning any ground by beating this dead horse into the ground.
THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH McCAIN CAMPAIGN – TOO NEGATIVE!!!!
THERE HE GOES AGAIN!!!!!
Obama set it straight. McCain is a lot of hot air – Has nothing to add to help the economy.