But I agree the name thing is a bit silly and childish. There are a lot of real things to dislike about Obama, and his middle name (for me) isn't on that list.
It's not about being silly, childish or disliking his middle name...it's the fact that he has it and it's a Muslim name that comes from his father, a black Muslim from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya. But it was Lolo Soetoro, Obama's stepfather who introduced him to Islam by enrolling him in a Wahabi school in Jakarta. Yet, instead of being proud of his Kenyan heritage and family, it's something he evidently didn't want the public to know about. And the mainstream and print media gladly obliged by repressing info that would have given the American public more info on his background and character. (In stark contrast, the media rushed to Alaska scouring around every town and village trying to find something negative or bad about Sarah Palin.)
Anyone remember how Obama's campaign went ballistic over Jerome Corsi's best seller, The Obama Nation? I recently read a review of it and evidently it has copious footnotes and thousands of facts about Obama's personality and character, his friends and mentors who influenced him in shaping his worldviews and who he owes his ascendency to political power.
The evidence comes from Obama's own words and his two books, Dreams from My Father (which some believe is ghost written by Bill Ayers) and The Audacity of Hope in which Obama writes that "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
The reviewer wrote that Obama's books reveal him as having the personality of a man.....who came to believe that race is the issue that trumps all else and must be used for the redistribution of power and wealth. Obama sought out relationships with the socialist-radical Saul Alinsky, a pair of terrorists, the unapologetic bomb-thrower Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground associate Bernardine Dohrn, the Communist poet Frank Marshall Davis, leftwing Muslim-supporting politicians in Kenya, the corrupt political fixer Tony Rezko, and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright whose trademark preaching was laced with expletives of hate America and support of Louis Farrakhan.
Corsi's book quotes Obama's own words as he established his relationship with these radical characters and then, when they became embarrassments, progressively changed his responses in order to distance himself from his friends. Obama's disavowals are not persuasive.
My concern is the same as strategist and pollster, Mark Penn, who wrote that Obama lacks "American roots" and "is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values."
That he plans to release Al-Queda operatives from Gitmo is one more thing that's very heavy on my mind.