Ayres was definitely an acquaintance. We don't know how close they were, only that they were on a couple of non-profit boards together, which doesn't mean much. I don't share the political views of every pastor that has preached at my church, I don't even particularly know the views of the pastor that married me. Davis relocated to Hawaii 13 years before Obama was born, so it's not like he moved there to be Obama's mentor. We don't know much about that relationship. You're choosing to believe the worst, and I'm choosing not to believe the worst. But we're both making partisan choices.