Palin hits Obama for 'terrorist' connection
(CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday slammed Sen. Barack Obama's political relationship with a former anti-war radical, accusing him of associating "with terrorists who targeted their own country."
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lashed out at Sen. Barack Obama's ties to controversial figure William Ayers.
Palin's attack delivered on the McCain campaign's announcement that it would step up attacks on the Democratic presidential candidate with just a month left before the November general election.
"This is not a man who sees America as you and I do: as the greatest force for good in the world," Palin said at a fundraising event in Colorado, according to a statement released by the McCain-Palin campaign. "This is someone who sees American as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country."
Obama's Chicago, Illinois, home is in the same neighborhood as Bill Ayers, a founder of the radical Weather Underground, which was involved in several bombings in the early 1970s, including the Pentagon and the Capitol, and the two have met several times since Obama's 1995 campaign for a state Senate seat.
Palin cited an article in Saturday's New York Times about Obama's relationship with Ayers, now 63. But that article concluded that "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called 'somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.' "
Several other publications, including the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker and The National Review, have debunked the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship.
We have real problems in America that deserve real answers. The recent attack on Barack Obama by Republican VP pick Sarah Palin has to be the lowest you can go in any campaign. Ayers is someone who lived in the same area as Obama and they where not friends. Ayers committed attacks against this country when Obama was a child, so to say that Obama is friends with terrorist is wrong.
Its clear that the Mccain camp is desperate. They need a boost in numbers and are willing to do what ever it takes to get there. I can not believe that this is going on in America. We have so many issues that deserve real attention.
Shouldn't the Mccain campaign be laying out a strategy to tell America how they plan on putting us back on top. I don’t want to know about what each candidate did wrong, let me know about what your plans are to do right. No one is perfect but when you get to these swift boat tactics that is so un-American.
We have to make a decision in another month that will change the way we live our lives. We are failing as a country and now is not the time for foolishness. We need to address these issues and hear a clear plan for the next 4 years. This is a sad day in America to watch these tactics in a campaign as we attempt to tell other nations how to live their lives and govern their society.