Imagine If John McCain Was Friends With Former Terrorist Timothy McVeigh

September 29, 2008 / 12:50 am • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

That is the sort of friend Barack Obama has in Bill Ayers:

Any plausible link between a Republican presidential candidate and someone like Eric Robert Rudolph or Timothy McViegh would unleash a torrent of feverish reporting from the mainstream media, detailing every nuance and every possible shadowy link between them. The New York Times, however, stubbornly sits on a treasure trove of their original reporting that captured the facts and circumstances of the leftist bombs that exploded in a Greenwich Village bomb factory 38 years ago.

What are they sitting on?

  • David Lynn Tucker

    Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you want to go there? Let’s consider McVeigh’s political slant — he was a die hard republican and a vet. While he was in jail he considered himself a “political prisoner” and, here it comes, a “prisoner of war”. If he was ever going to donate anything to a political candidate, to whom do you think the money would go?!??!

    Don’t get me wrong, I do not claim nor believe that there is any connection between a hero like McCain and that wacko, but such a donation could be spun in EXACTLY the same way as the charges being lobbied against Obama. The difference is that McVeigh killed 159 people, where as Ayers was never convicted of killing anyone.

    This is exactly the kind of not-too-well-thought-out, divisive tactic that could come back to bite you in the backside.

    At some point, we have to ask what makes us better than our adversaries. If we play “win at all costs” politics, then we are no better than those we want to defeat.

  • John McCain is also a very good politician. he did not win because the people are not satisfied on the Republicans.:’*