October 4th, 2008
06:55 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin hits Obama for 'terrorist' connection

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/04/art.bopt1004.gi.jpg caption="In remarks Saturday, Gov. Palin sought to link Sen. Obama with 1970's radical William Ayers, according to a statement released by the McCain-Palin campaign."]

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday slammed Sen. Barack Obama's political relationship with a former anti-war radical, accusing him of associating "with terrorists who targeted their own country."

Palin's attack delivered on the McCain campaign's announcement that it would step up attacks on the Democratic presidential candidate with just a month left before the November general election.

"We see America as the greatest force for good in this world," Palin said at a fund-raising event in Colorado, adding, "Our opponent though, is someone who sees America it seems as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."

Palin made similar comments later at a rally in Carson, California.

Obama's Chicago home is in the same neighborhood as Bill Ayers, a founder of the radical Weather Underground that was involved in several bombings in the early 1970s, including the Pentagon and the Capitol, and the two have met several times since Obama's 1995 campaign for an Illinois state senate seat.

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soundoff (1,514 Responses)
  1. Lisa Braun

    Desperate & Pathetic!!

    McCain – once a hero, now an old, nasty, shameful little man!

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. AJ in Fla

    Mary M , Patriot, Monica, Char you folks need to get off yhe COOL AID, open up the windows and let the fresh air in, start a "fiber" diet and get over it, Mrs. Palin will be the next VP of the Great USA...!!! and when that takes place all of you can migrate to CUBA, VENEZUELA, IRAN, N.KOREA or any of the other wonderful countries of the World.

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |

    And she calls herself a tongue-speaking born-again Christian. Shame on her!

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. John Tucker, New York City, NY

    Governor Palin...

    "There You Go Again..."

    You are No Ronald Reagan, I know you are desperate. This isn't helping much. Aren't you going to be a grandma soon?? Go take care of your daughter!

    Put country first and disappear for a while, not hearing your voice is like a song to my years.

    Obama-Biden 08/12!!!

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. mama

    The scary thing is not what McCain and Palin are resorting to now. It is that people actually believe this garbage they are spewing.

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  6. Darrell Ann Arbor MI

    I knew this was coming. This is what happens when you can't stand on you position on the real issure. You create a diversion and hope there enough FOOLS out there to follow you.

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  7. cindy

    I didn't think she could sink much lower than her comment to Joe Biden about a "place in heaven for his wife" but apparently she can.
    The MCCain campaign is now at the bottom of the barrel....John McCain included!

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  8. Will

    The McCain/Palin campaign has been built entirely on distraction and lies instead of substance and integrity. Thank God we can show them how ridiculous they are in 30 days.

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  9. Republican Mom for Obama!!!

    What about McCain and Keating 5?????????

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  10. Mary, Ohio

    The only people who believe Palin's garbage mouth are the people who are voting McCain/Palin, anyway. Go back to Alaska, Palin. Take your kids back with you so they can get back in school, and take that poor baby and get him started with interventions instead of having your kids lug him around the country. You are a poor example of everything that you say that you stand for.

    Obama/Biden '08!

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  11. Linda Duran

    How sad that McCain is resorting to such shameful tactics. But I guess he feels he has no other choice since he really has so little to offer the American people.

    I am disappointed, but feel that the American people will not fall for this slime. Not this time.

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  12. Trevor P

    This will be the stupidest thing I will see on the internet today.

    It appears that the republicans are going to resort to scare tactics this time as well.

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  13. Ro

    Char...WOW...I love the way you put it. Your words are SOOOOOO true!

    October 4, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  14. Nsikan, MD

    Gov Palin, send your kids to school. Stop being selfish. Give them basic edtuaction so that their generation will be better than yours and Todd. Stop lying about Obama. Election will be over but your conscience will leave with you for ever. Do not sell your soul to the devil, see why people that speak in tongues need be careful?

    October 4, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
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