First, it’s a matter of judgment. Obama’s advisors, friends and mentors (e.g. Reverend Wright, Father Pfleger, Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi, Bill Ayers, Larry Walsh, James Johnson) make up a grab bag of problematic characters and bizarre personalities. What is his criteria for selecting associates and why did he find such flawed figures – or why did they find him?
What a colorful array of friends?