Ayers is referred to as a terrorist throughout the ad, as is his “friendship” with Obama.
“Barack Obama and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Friends. They've worked together for years. But Obama tries to hide it. Why?” the narrator says before running off a litany of Obama’s links to Ayers and the former member of the Weather Underground's actions.
“Obama's friendship with terrorist Ayers isn't the issue,” the narrator then claims.
“The issue is Barack Obama's judgment and candor. When Obama just says, ‘This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood.’ Americans say, ‘Where's the truth, Barack?’ Barack Obama. Too risky for America.”
McCain surrogates have been linking Obama to Ayers in recent interviews as has Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin who accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists” on Saturday. Ayers had been a consistent part of Palin's stump speech, though she did not make mention of him Wednesday.
Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, called the attacks leveled by the McCain campaign “mildly dangerous” and dismissed them as “malarkey” Wednesday.
“You know, the idea here that somehow these guys are, once again, injecting fear and loathing into this campaign I think is mildly dangerous,” Biden said. “Look, this really is a case where when you don't have anything to talk about, attack. And it gets really over the edge.”
The full transcript of the ad is below.
Barack Obama and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Friends. They've worked together for years.
But Obama tries to hide it. Why?
Obama launched his political career in Ayers' living room.
Ayers and Obama ran a radical "education" foundation, together.
They wrote the foundation's by-laws, together.
Obama was the foundation's first chairman.
Reports say they, "distributed more than $100 million to ideological allies with no discernible improvement in education."
When their relationship became an issue, Obama just responded, "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood."
We know Bill Ayers ran the "violent left wing activist group" called Weather Underground.
We know Ayers' wife was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list.
We know they bombed the Capitol. The Pentagon. A judge's home.
We know Ayers said, "I don't regret setting bombs. .... I feel we didn't do enough."
But Obama's friendship with terrorist Ayers isn't the issue.
The issue is Barack Obama's judgment and candor.
When Obama just says, "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood."
Americans say, "Where's the truth, Barack?"
Barack Obama. Too risky for America.