Last Week, the American Issues Project announced a new television advertising campaign examining the relationship between Obama and the unrepentant 1960’s domestic terrorist, William Ayers, the former leader of an American terrorist group known as Weather Underground.
The ad — entitled “Know Enough?” asks a pointed question: “Beyond the speeches, how much do you really know about Barack Obama?”
The McCain campaign is happy to have a discussion about Obama’s relationship with Ayers. McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers responded to the new Obama ad with the following statement:
“The fact that Barack Obama chose to launch his political career at the home of an unrepentant terrorist raises more questions about Senator Obama’s judgment than any TV ad ever could. And the fact that he’s launching his own Convention by defending his long association with a man who says he didn’t bomb enough U.S. targets tells us more about Barack Obama than any of tonight’s speeches will.”
Obama is making a huge mistake with this ad. The ad will cause the media to focus on the long relationship between Obama and Ayers and dilute, if not drown out, the message trying to be conveyed by the Democrats’ National Convention.