Thursday, 4 September 2008

What's In A Name?

During February this year The Times carried a headline

"Barack Obama hits back after Hussein taunts",

the story being that

"Barack Obama was confronted for the second time in 48 hours yesterday with efforts by conservative Republicans to convince voters that he is a Muslim and anti-Semite."

The article continued:

"John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, has twice been forced to rebuke members of his own party after the attacks."

Unfortunately, one of the UK's top political bloggers (Iain Dale's version) continues to use Obama's full name.  I wonder why?

Donal, why use Obama's full name when you don't do so for the other presidential / vp candidates? 

You don't use

John Sidney McCain III

Sarah Heath Palin

nor even

Joseph Robinette Biden

You're not trying to make the same association for which McCain rebuked Republicans?


To continue to use his full name will speak much much more negatively of you than it does for Obama.


  1. I couldn't agree more. (Robinette? Really?!!!)

  2. Yes they should all be treated the same.

  3. Donal doesn't like coloured folk