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First Major TV Ads on Obama-Ayers Hit Airwaves


The Republican National Committee and the McCain campaign are pouncing on the Obama-Ayers controversy with two new television ads that link Sen. Barack Obama with the Vietnam War-era radical, William Ayers, now an education professor. Until now, the Obama-Ayers link has been the subject of ads by third-party groups, or run exclusively on the Web. This marks a significant change in tenor as the GOP seeks to turn up the volume of attacks against Obama.

For background on the education ties that link Ayers and Obama, read EdWeek's new story here.

The McCain ad states: "When convenient, he worked with terrorist Bill Ayers. When discovered, he lied. Obama. Blind ambition. Bad judgment." The campaign said the ads will be broadcast nationally.

ThE RNC ad, which identifies Ayers as the leader of a "terrorist group" and says Obama's first campaign was launched in his home, will run in Indiana and Wisconsin:


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Interesting. What about McCain’s friendship with G. Gordon Liddy, who has admitted in his autobiography to plotting the murder of several people, never mind his Watergate conviction. Or what about his friendship with Charles Keating. Or what about McCain being on the advisory board of the U.S. Council for World Freedom which was associated with the death squads in Latin America. Then there’s that convicted felon who McCain said was a role model for young Americans. It happens to be McCain’s father in law who used mob ties to get his business started. http://straighttalkonmccain.blogspot.com/

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