LA Times Top of the Ticket: Sarah Palin attacks over Barack Obama’s link to a ’60s radical

LA Times Top of the Ticket

Sarah Palin attacks over Barack Obama’s link to a ’60s radical

With exactly one month until election day, will Bill Ayers, the anti-Vietnam War radical who helped found a bomb-planting protest group, morph into what some observers earlier had predicted — the Willie Horton of the 2008 presidential campaign?Bill Ayers

Horton, for those too young to remember, was a felon who, while on a weekend furlough from prison in Massachusetts, committed a heinous crime in Maryland. It happened underMichael Dukakis’ gubernatorial watch, and in the final months of his 1988 White House bid the case was effectively used against him by his GOP rivals.

With this year’s race entering its final stretch — and Barack Obama having staked out asolid lead in recent polling John McCain’s campaign hassent out word it’s really ready to play hard ball against Obama (and here we naively thought the game already had been rough).

Out of the gate, it looks like hammering home Obama’s link to Ayers could be central to that strategy.

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