Curiosity of an Insomniac (UPDATE: McCain Launches Ayers Ad)

What is John McCain up to?

It’s 2:34 a.m. as I write this. I just finished doing some reading for school, and thought I’d check out some of the political Web sites before turning in. Sometimes, the most intriguing stories and commentaries are posted the earliest. All in all, I’m glad I checked, as I like a good mystery.

This was posted on Jonathan Martin’s blog at

October 08, 2008
McCain McCain camp making news in the morning

On what, they won’t say.

“We’ll have something to talk about,” is all a campaign aide would allow.

Check back again in this space or over on our front-page in the morning.

By Jonathan Martin 11:45 PM

If I had to guess, it’s a new economic package or a flat-tax plan or something else most people will perceive as anti-climactic. Perhaps the Arizona senator has gone past planning to buy troubled loans and now would like to use taxpayer money to buy up meat and produce before they spoil.

Obviously, I’m joking. McCain said yesterday that he wanted to start getting aggressive–apparently, he didn’t feel comfortable doing so in a town hall-type setting?–and perhaps this is an effort to do just that. Sarah Palin has already been stepping up talk of Barack Obama’s association with William Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Maybe now, McCain will start to hit Obama a little harder. Or, perhaps he’s announcing some cabinet picks.

Well, whatever it is, I’m off to sleep. I hope the news coming from the McCain-Palin camp in a few hours’ time is something fun.

Well, sure enough, it’s essentially an official acknowledgment of Obama’s relationship with William Ayers. As Politico’s Andy Barr and Jonathan Martin report, the “news” this morning was the launching of a new Web advertisement showing how Obama has attempted to hide that relationship.

It’s a little anti-climactic, I guess, considering that Palin has been attacking Obama on Ayers for about a week now, and that the American public has known about Obama’s connection with Ayers for about a year, if not more. Still, it is a start. The Web advertisements (click HERE for a link to all of them) have proven to be effective, and end up reaching more people via e-mail and sites like America’s Right than many of the targeted cable television ads. Hopefully, with three weeks until Election Day, this is the beginning of a trend which will increasingly put pressure on the Illinois senator.

McCain is indeed starting to hit harder on Ayers. As the Washington Times reported yesterday, the McCain campaign has released a statement from John Murtaugh, a New York attorney and Yonkers city council member who, as a child, remembered his house being firebombed by Ayers’ Weather Underground domestic terrorist group. “Barack Obama’s friend tried to kill my family,” the statement says in part, as Murtaugh’s father was a judge who presided over a trial involving members of the Black Panther Party.

So, without further ado … I give you the “news” of the morning:



  1. Jet says:

    There are three rumors going around that may be possibilities:

    1) Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is working on a RICO case tying ACORN’s fraudulent activities in 10 states with the $228 million undocumented campaign contributions to Obama’s campaign.

    2) An audiotape will be released with Obama discussing with Ayers about how stupid Americans are and that communism is the only true change.

    3) Copies of the emails and other documents that Corsi brought back from Kenya showing that Obama was advising his cousin Odinga on how to subvert the presidential elections in Kenya with riots and mass killings of people will be released.

  2. onetrueuber says:

    There’s apparently some buzz about linking ACORN and BHO with RICO charges?

    I’m not sure what that all means but if it’s true, it sounds bad. lol

    I’ve seen comments on FreeRepublic about this:

    Of course it’s probably something like an announcement about who he’d have on his cabinet or maybe that he’s going back to Michigan or something equally innocuous.

    Sure makes things interesting though!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if it has something to do with what Jerome Corsi uncovered in Kenya

  4. Anonymous says:

    jeff, go to Redstate and read the October surprise story from yesterday. Read all of the comments there are 3 that are important. Think aboout it and follow the leads. I think I figured it out and it is scary. All the webs lead to one and it is not Obama!

  5. chris says:

    Just saw this posted on another site about poll results. Wonder if McCain might be announcing this as Corsi was unable to after being detained in Kenya?

    D”EAR AMERICANS: TIME TO STOP THE MEDIA FOR HIDING THIS !!! We have the smoking gun, the October surprise, the game changer !!! WE HAVE A GAME CHANGER, A ELECTION OCTOBER HUGE SURPIRSE !!! OBAMA WILL LOSE IF THIS GETS REPORTED !!! THIS SHOULD BE YOU BIGGEST BANNER OF ALL TIMES !!! GAME CHANGER !!! SEN. OBAMA SENDS E-MAILS FROM HIS SENATE OFFICE TO RADICAL KENYA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ODINGO !!! ODINGO HAD SIGNED A PACT WITH RADICAL MUSLIM%u2019S TO IMPOSE SHIRIA LAW IN KENYA IF ELECTED !!! ODINGO WAS NOT ELECTED HOWEVER, BUT DURING THE NH PRIMARIE SEN. OBAMA AND ODINGO E-MAILED EACH OTHER ON STRATIGIES TO WIN THE KENYAN ELECTIONS !!! THIS WAS NOT A ONE TIME E-MAIL, ODINGO AND OBAMA HAD AN ONGOING RELATIONSHIP THRU PHONE CALLS AND E-MAILS FOR WEEKS !!! HERE WE HAVE A SITTING SENATOR, A MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT WHO IS IN STATAGIY SESSIONS WITH A KENYAN WHO IS PROMISING RADICAL MUSLIM LAWS IN KENYA !!! WE HAVE THE PROOF, COPIES OF THE E-MAILS !!! WHY ARE YOU NOT ALL OVER THIS ??? THIS WILL BLOW UP THE ELECTION AND YOU CAN LEAD THE WAY !!! THIS IS NO JOKE, CHECK WITH SEAN HANNITY OF FOX NEWS, TALK TO CORSI !!! WE HAVE THE DOCUMENTS, WE MUST HIT OBAMA AND THE MEDIA WITH THIS NOW !!! PLEASE DO NOT LET THE MEDIA HIDE THIS INFO !!! OBAMA TIES WITH ANOTHER RADICAL WILL PUSH THIS ELECTION OVER TO McCAIN !!! TOO MANY HIDDEN ISSUES THAT ARE JUST NOW GETTING TRACTION, THIS WILL RE-ENFORCE THE MESSAGE !!! OBAMA IS A RADICAL AND HAS CLOSE, PERSONAL TIES TO RADICALS AND MUSLIM SHARIA LAW IN KENYA !!! SPREAD THE NEWS, CALL EVERYONE, TELL THE PAPERS, TELL THE MEDIA, E-MAIL EVERYONE !!! LET%u2019S NOT LET THE MAIN STREET FAR LEFT MEDIA HIDE THIS FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE !!! THIS MAN OBAMA MUST BE STOPPED !!! Corsi had promised a news conference that would “expose details of deep secret ties between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Senator Obama win the American presidency.” Sen. Barack Obama with Raila Odinga Corsi was set to show Obama and Odinga have been in direct contact since the senator’s visit to Kenya in 2006. He was to claim Obama advised Odinga on campaign strategy and helped him raise money in the U.S. for the Kenya presidential campaign. Corsi was to report Odinga’s 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga, Corsi said, also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force. Even though Odinga has not fulfilled his campaign promises to the Muslims who voted for him, he continues to cause concern among Kenyans because he has not declared his position on Shariah law, Corsi said. Corsi said Obama remained in active phone contact with Odinga through the New Hampshire Democratic Party primary in January. The Illinois senator continued to support Odinga, he said, turning a blind eye to an agreement signed with Muslims and the post-election violence instigated as part of the campaign strategy Mark Garnett”

  6. John Galt says:

    McCain or Palin on Ayers is meaningless.

    A waste of time and money.

    The MSM has already explained this away to enough voters so that the voters have gone beyond it and anything that McCain says will be considered sour grapes harrassment.

    If McCain wanted to really hit Obama he would hit him.

    1. With the citizenship issue which has only been slightly covered by CNN and other MSM sources

    2. Obama’s marxist history and his Muslim terroist connections.

    Maybe McCain will attempt to tie Ayers into Obama’s early marxist history (Obama’s mother was a marxist) but I think the emphasis has to be on Obama’s politics and not Ayers

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think it is quite effective video. I’m glad it’s coming out because the mainstream media doesn’t care. I keep thinking… what will change their minds?

  8. marie says:

    This surprise must be done now. And sending out an add on ayers alone will not do it. Odinga must be brought up, if there is a video of Obama talking to Ayers it must be shown yesterday, no more waiting. Action must take place now. Not tomorrow, now. And we must take action now. We must throw stuff out there until it lands on everyone’s windshields. The American people cannot be deceived anymore.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What’s the difference between Bill Ayers and Timothy McVeigh?
    Answer: NOTHING! They are both unrepentant terrorists!

  10. larry says:

    Anti-climactic is right. He should have majored on all of Obama’s associations from the beginning. Nice guys don’t finish first in politics.

  11. Anonymous says:

    A public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption says it has obtained documents detailing earmarks submitted by Barack Obama on behalf of his family and political supporters during his time in the Illinois senate.

    According to Judicial Watch, the documents were obtained under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton notes the documents reveal that Obama really took care of his friends and family members with taxpayer money.

    “Twenty-five thousand dollars to his wife’s cousin, $100,000 to a garden project in Illinois that went nowhere and was wasted, $100,000 to the radical Catholic Priest Father Pfleger, $75,000 to an organization called FORUM, which is run by a group of people that, after they got the grant, gave him thousands of dollars in campaign contributions,” Fitton recounts.

    He adds that Judicial Watch also recently obtained records detailing the nature of Obama’s controversial relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers and convicted felon Tony Rezko.

    “This is an unholy triumvirate — Obama, Mr. Rezko, and Mr. Ayers. And Mr. Ayers and his wife, who’s also a terrorist, were unrepentant and they were political supporters of Barack Obama,” Fitton contends. “And as importantly, Barack Obama, through this Chicago Annenberg challenge, was actually funding Ayers’ radical efforts to educate our school children, which is frightening.”

    Fitton says it is beyond comprehension why anyone would give money to a terrorist.

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