Also, apologies in advance for any sort of incoherency. I just woke up from my nap
First of all, why is he qualified to be President? What has he done other than be a mostly absentee first-term senator? He's a man of pretty words but very little action.
In my eyes, the single most important qualification to the presidency is not what's on a candidate's resume but is rather his/her ability to lead. Look at America's last successful president who was a charismatic yet inexperienced guy from Illinois: Abe Lincoln. Lincoln, though lacking in many of the standard "qualifications", was one of the strongest leader's America's ever had. Obama is similar in that his ability to communicate with the American public is a strong leadership asset for a president to have and it can honestly help the country a great deal when the president's able to make that link with the American people.
How is he going to balance our budget? I've heard nothing from him but a litany of things he wants to spend money on, while cutting the taxes of the "middle class."
He proposes to gain new revenue sources by letting the Bush tax cuts expire (IIRC), ending the financial blackhole of Iraq, and removing loopholes from the corporate tax structure.
Why is his decades-long involvement in a radical church that preached racial hatred no big deal? Why is his friendship with domestic terrorists no big deal?
The "racial hatred" spoken by Wright was, in my understanding, two/three singular events where he got a bit excited on the pulpit. For the most part he was known as a kind man with a generally positive message. If that means anything to you.
I wouldn't really say he had any sort of serious association with Ayers; working together on a philanthropy board isn't exactly a "tie to terrorism." Besides, Obama was only six years old when Ayers was doing his stuff.
These two connections have been heavily overstated by the sensationalist media and IMO aren't really that relevant at all.
That's just my two cents anyway. Good luck making up your mind.