Do I think Barack Obama's association with Bill Ayers makes Barack a terrorist? No. I don't. So why does Ayers matter? The reason Ayers matters is because he is the essence of contemporary liberal democrats. If you elect Barack you elect Bill Ayers. You also elect George Soros, Arianna Huffington, Markos Moulitsas, Keith Olberman, Andrew Sullivan and a gaggle of special interest groups like ACORN, Moveon.org, GLAAD, NOW, etc., none of whom have demonstrated an ability to work together in order to defend this country, run a business or raise a family.
So if elected, Barack will first have to fight a losing battle within his own party - a party who never stops fighting amongst themselves long enough to get anything done. Things are bad. Both republicans and democrats have created the problems. At no point in time has one party been more unqualified to lead this country in time of crisis than Obama's democratic party.
John McCain is one of the few politicians left who has the experience and DNA necessary to lead Americans out of this crisis. And unlike their democratic counterparts - republicans do know how to get in line and get stuff done. That's why Bill Ayers matters. And thats why this photo is so iconic - it represents where liberal democrats will "lead" the United States of America.
(photo from No Regrets - Chicago Magazine)