When challenged about his relationship with unrepentant American terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama dismissed Ayers as “a guy in the neighborhood” and someone he served on the board of a charitable organizations with.
In this CNN report, Anderson Cooper fact-checks Barack Obama’s claim to have barely known William Ayers and calls it dishonest.
Bill Ayers fought to bring a 50 million dollar education project to Chicago and recruited Obama to chair the project. For seven years Ayers and Obama worked together on this project. The Annenberg Challenge which Obama chaired, instead of giving money directly to schools, funded “external partners” which were often radical community groups that promoted “alternative” schools. Among the groups Obama funded was Ayers's Small Schools Project that provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund schools with an ideological curriculum.
Obama and Ayers also served together on a second charitable foundation, The Woods Fund, which funded Jeremiah Wrights church and a community center where Michelle Obama worked. In 1995, Obama’s political career was launched at a political coming out party at the home of Bill Ayers and Benadine Dohrn.
Ayers and Obama’s relationship was certainly deeper than a casual acquaintance with “some guy in the neighborhood.”
It is beyond me to see how anyone could support for President of the United States someone who has a close relationship with an unrepentant terrorist.