Barack Obama's political career was launched at a fundraiser held at Bill Ayers home. Yet, through the course of the last 6 years, Barack Obama has acted like Bill Ayers is nothing but a casual acquaintance.
It is understandable that Barack Obama would try to hide any ties to the infamous co-founder of the Weather Underground. Bill Ayers is bad news. However, I think most of America realizes that Bill Ayers is much more central to the Obama story than we have been told.
Obama supporters tend to think that the Ayers' connection is either inconsequential or simply a thing of the past.
His detractors think this relationship is vital to who Obama is and to exposing his real goals for America. Many believe that Bill Ayers was, and possibly still is, Barack Obama's mentor.
Before I get into the Ayers' family connection, I want to play a short video interview of Larry Grathwohl. Larry was an "undercover" member of the Weather Underground. The Weather Underground was not simply a second-rate terrorist organization that set off a few bombs. The stated goal of the leadership was to take over America and subsequently kill 25 million people:
Scary stuff, isn't it?
It is also important to note that Bill Ayers' father, Tom, was a very wealthy and well-connected man.
Ayers served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, the Erikson Institute, the Bank Street College of Education in New York City, the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Urban League, the Community Renewal Society, the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, Chicago United, the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, and Dearborn Park Corp., and served as vice president of the Chicago Board of Education.
Ayers also served on the board of directors of Sears, G.D. Searle, Chicago Pacific Corp., Zenith Corp., Northwest Industries, General Dynamics Corp. of St. Louis, First National Bank of Chicago, the Chicago Cubs, and the Tribune Co.
I think it would be safe to say that Thomas Ayers was one of those men who got what he wanted in life.
In 2012 investigative reporter Jerome Corsi uncovered a witness named Allen Hulton, who was the Ayers' family mailman. He spoke of many conversations with Mary Ayers, one with Thomas and claims to have met a young Barack Obama.
In the below video you will hear talk of the Ayers' family supporting a young foreign student which is presumably Barack Obama. Hulton also claims to have met Obama outside of the Ayers' home. In that conversation Barack Obama confidently told Hulton that he was going to be president.
If this account from Hulton is to be trusted, not only did Obama know Ayers' and his family well, he was practically Bill's brother. Either way, this could be just one of the reasons that
Obama will never unseal his college records.