Friday, February 29, 2008

What's In A Name?

A lot if you are Barak Hussein Obama.

That's why a lot of conservatives, including my friend Dana at CSPT like to use it. But now, the Republican National Committee has declared Obama's middle name offlimits.

“The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in a statement. "We believe this election needs to be about the critical issues confronting our nation.”

I don't care whether anyone uses Barry's middle name or not. Personally, I think it's distracting. A better approach is, say, bringing up his endorsement by Louis Farrakhan or his association with Jeremiah Wright. Mr. Hope and Change has a few skeletons in this closet. Focusing on them will be more constructive than discussing his name. Although some people are already playing the race card.

UPDATE: Karl at Protein Wisdom shoots down Glenn Greenwald's defense of Obama.