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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Giving himself Ayers: Here and here is what the Obama campaign is doing to stop TV stations from airing an ad by Harold Simmons's American Issues Project that calls attention to his ties to former Weatherman Bill Ayers.

And here is the ad. If I'd been producing it, I'd have named the "left-wing Chicago board" that they both served on. Other than that, it's a perfectly good ad of its type. Any conservative with past ties to figures as radically and violently right as Ayers is radically and violently left would not even have a political career, much less be a major party presidential candidate with a good chance of winning.