I used to work with Ted Gold shelving books in the University stacks at Columbia. He radiated hostility and I don’t think we exchanged ten words. I don’t know for sure if he knew I was NROTC and chairman of the Columbia Conservative Union, but I don’t think so. He traveled in a very limited circle. He broke the backs of his lace up shoes so he could wear them like slippers and shuffled silently among the book carts.
In the mid-Seventies I saw a slide of his nail-riddled remains. The slide presentation was by a member of the New York City Bomb Squad during a Special Operations course on terrorism at Eglin AFB.
Obama will bring with him all his Chicago friends, all the Move.org guys, and all the “little people” who helped him on the way up.
For all I know he may be an innocent fellow traveler, but we don’t need presidents who are dupes. Could Obama really have gone without knowing Ayres background? Ayres lived in academia on his reputation. I doubt he let anyone know about his claim to fame. Naw, Obama knew..