McCain Ad Hammers Obama On His Work With William Ayers

John McCain is hammering Barack Obama over his association with former 1960s radical William Ayers in a new TV ad.

The ad says: "When convenient, he worked with terrorist Bill Ayers. When discovered, he lied."

The commercial is arguably McCain's sharpest yet, and it uses Obama's link to Ayers to assert that Obama has "blind ambition" and "bad judgment."

McCain's campaign says the ad will run nationally.

The Associated Press and other news organizations have reported that Obama and Ayers are not close but that they worked together on two nonprofit organizations from the mid-1990s to 2002. Ayers also hosted a small meet-the-candidate event for Obama in 1995 as he first ran for the state Senate.

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  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Oct 10, 2008 at 08:21 PM
    Now let me get this straight. Obama and Ayers worked on two non-profit organizations for roughly 8 to 10 years, but they are not close. Ayers hosted a get to know the candidate meeting when Obama started his run for "public service". But they are not close. My fellow patriots, The more I study this guy, the more I wonder about the sanity of his supporters. They are lemmings. Oh wait, I have been assured that Ayers is rehabilitated. Besides ,all he did was try to bring down the capitol building and the pentagon building. WHOA, If my memory serves me correctly, another group tried that a few years ago. I wonder if they took the plans from the Weathermen Underground?
  • by Liza Location: Kinston on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    If you need proof go to wiki and read about Ayers. He admits to being a communist. He supported Obama financially. We tend to support those we agree with so it sounds like they both have communist beliefs.
  • by Proud Conservative Location: Beaufort Co. on Oct 10, 2008 at 05:46 PM
    Bravo Bravo "Obama Snake Oil Company" I have never heard it explained so plainly. Don't let facts get in the way just "say it ain't so" and blame everything on Bush. Forget the Congress has had 2 years to fix the "big, bad" oil co. , the housing crisis and the economy. Don't worry about Obama's affiliation with the Muslim religion which calls me an ifidel and calls for my and every other religion's people's death. don't worry about Obama's lack of experience, failed votes and blantant disrespect for the military. Forget his obvious ties to failed fanney mae etc. We really don't need any more years of Bush (aka McCain???) lets just do nothing, show how weak we are and have a few more 911's. Oh I forgot, its all a lie, Bush is at fault...I am both ashamed and very afraid of those who see Osama Obama as the 2nd comning. In GOD we trust, no abortions, no illegal aliens, no over taxing those who create jobs. Vote McCain 08 or suffer the consequencies GOD help us!!!
  • by Mary Location: New Bern on Oct 10, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    My vote's for McCain. The Dems have been in congress, influencing it for years now - directly having an influence on why our country's economy has gone down the tubes!!! Yes, Bush's war needs to end, but if you want the Socialist Revolution to begin, then go ahead and Vote for Obama. You will have the blood of all of those born-alive and allowed to die aborted fetuses on your hands!!!
  • by Hal Location: Pitt Co on Oct 10, 2008 at 01:21 PM
    It is a shame that Obama has suckered so many people in. So many believe what they see on tv and in the news is reality. Obama has thrived off of gullibale, impressionable Americans through the use of media. It has become a popularity contest. Obama's qualifications to run the country are not even in the same league as McCain's.
  • by Momof3 Location: Greenville on Oct 10, 2008 at 12:42 PM
    If, and I say IF obama wins, the country will continue to fall apart especially since he can't make a decision and a President can't vote present. Maybe he will just rely on Biden to do it all for him. At least then, once again, he will have someone else to blaim. Nothing is his fault--after all, choosing not to act is an act. Obama chooses not to act then he can't be held responsible.
  • by Cliff Location: Greensboro on Oct 10, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    Brad, here's a link to the "quote" from Barack's book that you've so badly paraphrased: The sad part is that instead of facing the truth about Obama (and worse, about what this says about McCain), you'll most likely invoke some 'black helicopter' conspiracy theory about how Barack Obama used voodoo to change the words in the copy that's already on my bookshelf. I wasn't going to respond, but... as Dwayne mentioned above, "Evil prevails when good people do nothing."
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 10, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    It would seem the best solution for dealing with republicans to say they "lied". Its easy, its fun, just blame everything the democrats have done over the past 10 years on Bush and its administration, and don't forget, remember our famous slogan, don't forget, thats right "he lied or they lied". You don't have to back it up with facts, we will all agree to protect each other and be in agreement. Tell your friends, teachers, workers and their children, they lied. It's a whole lot of fun. Testimony "before I said "he lied" I thought Barney Franks was taking big kickbacks from Freddie and Fannie, now that I know how to play the game, Its Bush's fault. Gosh, I never knew it could be so simple. So, anytime we democrats screw something up, I just say its Bush's fault. Never knew it could be so easy and its mindless too". "Before I learned how to play I thought Ayers was a terroist that like to blow things up. Now with "they lied" I can now say Ayers is a kind instructer who has rehabilitated.
  • by Boots on Oct 10, 2008 at 11:32 AM
    You all ask for facts day in and day out, I have "ONE BIG FACT" McCain has lost this election like it or not, NOW THAT IS A FACT FOLKS.
  • by DD on Oct 10, 2008 at 11:14 AM
    Well said Brad....I also wonder why Jerome Corsi was arrested and detained illegally by Obamas Kenyan supporters???? What do the Kenyans want to hid from Americans? FACTS: Obama got elected to the Illinois state legislature after he kicked his main opponent off the ballot and ran unopposed. The people of Illinois hired him to vote their will, he voted "Present" 160 times. That is a breech of contract with the people who hired him and an act of cowardice. he got elected to the U.S. senate after he ran against an incumbent who was involved in a sex scandal,again he ran unopposed.after only 140 days in the senate, he decided to run for the highest office in the land.
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