John Fund on Barack Obama and what he considers it a waste of time to discuss:
No one suggests that Mr. Obama has ever endorsed any of the actions of the Weathermen [Bill Ayers], which occurred when he was still a child. But to this day he won’t discuss how he came to know him, why he chose to associate with Mr. Ayers and what he thinks of his current opinions about the U.S. government. All that will continue to fuel questions about Mr. Obama’s associations — just as his continued relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has.
He’s a fellow Hyde Park liberal, is how he chose to associate with him. But what O. thinks of A’s “current opinions,” which loom large in any commited-liberal mind and influences their decisions, is important.
O. will never discuss this, and the rest of us will have to decide what we could expect from him as president. This is standard requirements of a candidate, who is normally expected to do more than make general unexceptionable statements.
Later: Reader Phil on the Ayers business:
To me this is a bogus issue. What I’d rather see is someone’s asking BA …Did he ever wonder why a powerhouse political fundraising fixer named Tony Rezko wanted to be, and apparently became, his best friend?