Kaufman, however, doesn’t exist. The DCP chief at the time was Marty Kellman, who was trained by Alinsky himself, as the book “The Manchurian President” documents. Obama, meanwhile, took his DCP job in 1985. In “Dreams from My Father,” Obama relates his first job in Chicago as a community organizer and claims the name of his boss at DCP was “Marty Kaufman.”
Has the full extent of President Obama’s relationship with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers been exposed?
Is there still more to the Obama-Ayers affiliation that has not been dug up by enterprising reporters, authors, bloggers and researchers?
Among all Obama’s radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as the president’s connection to Ayers.
The relationship plagued Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and could resurface during this year’s election as many questions remain.
Among the possible inquiries: How did the duo originally meet? Did Obama have a larger relationship with Ayers’ parents? Did Ayers play a larger-than-known role in mentoring Obama or in aiding his political career? Are there more projects in which Ayers and Obama worked together? Is there more to find regarding the work of the nonprofits where the two served together?
Obama has never fully addressed the many known aspects of his relationship with Ayers.
During an April 16, 2008, presidential debate, Obama was asked about the relationship.
“This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from,” Obama said. “He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.”