October 8, 2008: Obama: McCain camp brings up Ayers to score points (AP)

  • “The notion that somehow he has been involved in my campaign, that he is an adviser of mine, that he — I’ve palled around with a terrorist, all these statements are made simply to try to score cheap political points. And, you know, the idea that the McCain campaign would want to make this the centerpiece of the discussion in the closing weeks of a campaign where we are facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and we’re in the middle of two wars, I think makes very little sense not just to me but to the American people,” Obama said in the interview.