The Man Who Would Be President
Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.
The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.
The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.
As they say, READ THE WHOLE THING.
If the mainstream media would spend one tenth the energy reporting on the truth behind their chosen candidate as they have in digging up and spreading rumors, lies and innuendo about Sarah Palin and her children, Barack Obama wouldn't be able to get a job pushing a pretzel cart in Chicago.
When asked about Ayers, Obama downplayed their acquaintance, and like clockwork, his eager lapdogs in the media ate it up like table scraps from pot roast Sunday.
Ayers is nothing more than an aging lefty with a foolish past who is doing good. And while, yes, Obama is friendly with Ayers, it appears to be only in the way of two community activists whose circles overlap.
Chicago Sun Times - 3/3/08
"But the Obama-Ayers link is a tenuous one."
Washington Post - 2/18/08
Ben says Ayers and Obama were, at best, casual friends. Even that seems to overstate things, though. I don't see evidence of any relationship.
The New Republic - 2/22/08
Note: All those quotes came from Barack Obama's official campaign website.
See how this works?
Obama tells the media what they want to hear. They, in turn, write their stories to follow the pre-approved narrative. And Obama gets to reprint them on the "Fact Check" page of his website.
That's one big circlejerk of HopenchangeTM there.
And, people want this boob to be President of the United States???
I still don't get it.