Obama on Ayers

Ed Lasky
Barack Obama is trying a modified limited hangout strategy in handling his long history with William Ayers. He first dismissed Ayers as just some Professor of English who lived in his neighborhood, during the Philadelphia Democratic debate. Now, last night on Bill O'Reilly's show, he said that he knew him from their educational work together many years ago.

Why didn't he just admit that during the debates? And what about launching his political career in Ayers' house?
Barack Obama is trying a modified limited hangout strategy in handling his long history with William Ayers. He first dismissed Ayers as just some Professor of English who lived in his neighborhood, during the Philadelphia Democratic debate. Now, last night on Bill O'Reilly's show, he said that he knew him from their educational work together many years ago.

Why didn't he just admit that during the debates? And what about launching his political career in Ayers' house?