(via Ed Morrissey)
Michael Barone explains why voters and the media should be interested in the Prophet Barack’s relationship with a former, yet unrepentant terrorist and radical left-wing "educator:"
Ed goes on to summarize Barone’s three major points:
- Obama stresses his commonality with the American people. Do most people feel comfortable working closely with unrepentant domestic terrorists who still want to overthrow the capitalist system in America?
- Obama presses educational issues as part of his campaign. He spent years working with Ayers on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which pushed efforts to create primary educational organizations that would create political activists for the Left – and which largely failed in any of its intended purposes.
- Obama has lied and obfuscated about his relationship with Ayers. Clearly, Ayers was not just “some guy in the neighborhood”, but a political adviser at least on educational issues who provided a key launch for Obama’s political career.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Elections are about policies and character, and whom you choose to associate with says volumes about both. Barack Obama’s friends include Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Todd Stroger, Rashid Khalidi, Franklin Raines, and Richard J. Daley.
Character and policy. Is there anyone on this list that should make me or any other voter put Barack Obama in the Oval Office?