Axelrod Timelines Obama’s Knowledge of Ayers’ Past

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Chief Obama strategist tells reporters on the plane to Nashville Tuesday his candidate wasn’t familiar with Ayers’ violent past when he attended a 1995 campaign reception at his home.

“…When he came to Chicago, Ayers was advising Mayor Daley on school reform issues and that was his profile was that he was an expert on education issues.”

Adds it was after he attended that event Obama learned of Ayers’ history. “No one is suggesting that he never knew.”

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