If Barack Obama were running for student president it might be cool having the anarchist/marxist professor as a bud. I used to party with one of my professors who was an unabashed marxist when I was in undergrad and we would argue politics. I think it helped me form my belief system and debate skills. I have to say that my prof was never one to advocate violence.
But…we aren’t in a pub in a college town. Barack Obama isn’t a 20 y/o feeling out the ways of the world in college. Obama is running to be the head of the “system”, the “man” if you will. How his relationship with Ayers can be reconciled is beyond me.