Ayers strikes me as a perfectly legitimate issue and the argument that this is somehow race-baiting is completely bogus. But for a lot of voters even Timothy McVeigh and the Unabomber are distant memories, to say nothing of the Weathermen. The AP is at least right about this much: aging hippies aren’t what most people picture when they think about terrorists.
UPDATE: I see Richard Stern used the same title for his post over at TNR about what lovely dinner companions Weathermen make for Hyde Park liberals. I wish I could say great minds think alike, but I’m not sure that’s the right takeaway.