I don't like what he did, but it was a pretty crazy time and he never hurt anybody. He's now a college professor and respected community member. The "christians" on this board like Fogbuster like to wear their religion on their sleeves, but they don't seem to believe in forgiveness or redemption not only for a man who was militant 50 years ago, but for anyone who associates with him. Can anyone give me a concrete reason why Bill Ayers is actually a bad person? Why isn't he in jail? Why the right will fail is because of their simplistic black and white outlook. For those of us with a brain, just calling someone a "terrorist" or a "communist" doesn't fly. People are more complex than that. You have too look at context and what the person actually has to say. When I look at Ayers I see a passionate activist who has done excellent work in education and who got caught up in a time of repressive police action and militancy. I'd probably vote for Ayers before McCain.