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Obama-Ayers

Friday, April 18, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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My Townhall.com column looks at the Obama-Ayers connection.

Any yesterday’s interview with Mark Steyn focused on the Obama-Hillary exchange on Ayers from the night before:

HH: But now Mark Steyn, the Ayers connection is going to be a very interesting aspect [of the campaign]. What did you make of that exchange?

MS: Yeah, for a start, I think it’s hilarious that the lefty commentators are now denouncing George Stephanopoulos as some kind of Karl Rove plant for asking this. And one accepts that Hillary Rodham Clinton has to go through the motions of saying oh, well, you know, certainly the Republicans are going to make a lot of play out of this. No, it isn’t. This is for the Democrats. The fact is, it’s entirely legitimate. Senator Obama is a man of no accomplishments, a man of no accomplishments other than getting elected to the United States Senate, and before that, to the Illinois State Senate. He’s done nothing, he has a wafer-thin legislative record, he wrote an autobiography about nothing. So when you have such a man running for president, all you can tell about him are who he has chosen to spend his life with. He’s chosen to spend his life with this kind of yuppy play terrorist who led the Weather Underground, and the neo-segregationist, racist, ranter like Jeremiah Wright. That’s really all we know about Barack Obama, and it’s entirely legitimate to ask him about it.

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