I don't disagree with you that the Republicans use of Ayers was incorrect in how it was portrayed. The whole 'terrorist sympathizer' angle didn't quite play. They took a calculated risk that the 30 second information public would take more to that type of information than actually presenting the full breadth of the dealings between Ayers and Obama. Since the evidence available doesn't point to that conclusion, it was pushed aside. However, the underlying story of the ideological connections was the true meat and potatoes and what is far more concerning to me and any classical liberal.