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Presidential Names

Presidential Names
« on: July 11, 2012, 07:44:11 AM »
I've noticed that some fine folks enjoy calling President Obama “Barry,” and Governor Romney “Mittens.” Pejorative, to be sure, but I’m wondering, why did Obama stop going by the nickname “Barry?” It’s a pretty great nickname. Further, why did Romney stop going by his first name, Willard? That’s a presidential name.

Julie Fern

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Re: Presidential Names
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 09:13:36 PM »
what so great being named after rat?

Re: Presidential Names
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 08:36:13 AM »

Saying a politician is named after a rat is pretty darned insulting... to the rat.

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Re: Presidential Names
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 05:53:37 PM »
arf arf arf.