It is clear based on comments from some made on this very site that many Obama supporters are not actually aware of the true connections between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers.
One such example was a statement made by Jim Splaine, "...so the attacks on what Wiliam Ayers did when Obama was eight years...".
That statement makes it clear that Jim is not aware what the issue is. Obama isn't being attacked for something that happened when he was eight years old, he's being attacked for his own actions in 1995.
Let's start by first explaining who William Ayers is as I'm sure there are those who aren't even aware of that. William Ayers was one of the founders of the Weather Underground, also known as the Weathermen. Ayers and the Weathermen bombed a statue dedicated to riot police casualties in the 1886 Haymarket Riot in 1969. When the statue was rebuilt the Weathermen bombed it again in 1970. The Weather Underground also bombed the United States Capital, The Pentagon and the United States Department of State. In a 2001 interview with the New York Times William Ayers stated "I don't regret setting bombs" and "I feel we didn't do enough."
So here's a man who's actions lead to dead and injured police officers and his response is he doesn't regret the bombs and feels he didn't do enough.
Ironically William Ayers was also arrested once for protesting against the DNC.
So now you ask how does this tie back to Obama? Obama after all was only eight when one of the many bombings occurred, right?
That is true, Obama was born August 4th, 1961 so in 1969 when the memorial statue was blown up he was only eight years old. However in 1995 Obama was 34 years old. Obama choose William Ayers living room in 1995 as the setting to launch his political career. Years after William Ayers had become well known for his terrorist actions and at an age Obama should have known far better. It was in William Ayers own house that it was anounced that Alice Palmer would be stepping down from state Senate and that Barack Obama would be running as her successor. The two men had also spent time working together on the board of a Chicago Foundation. A mutual aquantence of the two men, Dr. Quentin Young describes them as "friends".
This is long after William Ayers bombed and murdered and long after Obama was an inocent 8 year old boy would wouldn't have known better.