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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 06:52 PM
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57% said they think Obama's middle name
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would give him trouble in a national election. His middle name is Hussein. 47% said they think the fact that his last name rhymes with Osama would give him trouble.

It's a shame that the first potentially winning black candidate has these unfortunate names.
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  -57% said they think Obama's middle name quinnox  Mar-18-07 06:52 PM   #0 
  - No, it's unfortunate that the majority of Americans as dumb as a pound of rocks  WindRavenX   Mar-18-07 06:53 PM   #1 
  - Hear Hear !!!  Solo_in_MD   Mar-18-07 07:08 PM   #14 
  - Both can be true.  MGKrebs   Mar-18-07 07:12 PM   #16 
  - no offense  WindRavenX   Mar-18-07 07:18 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, most voters don't think a hell of a lot about who they vote for  Pyrzqxgl   Mar-18-07 07:14 PM   #18 
  - Exactly! nt  JerseygirlCT   Mar-18-07 07:54 PM   #27 
  - Absolutely, dumb as a pile of rocks for sure. nt  bklyncowgirl   Mar-18-07 09:18 PM   #36 
  - You got any links for this silliness? NT  NYCGirl   Mar-18-07 06:53 PM   #2 
  - couldn't find one yet  quinnox   Mar-18-07 06:57 PM   #4 
  - 57% of who? What poll is this?  eleny   Mar-18-07 06:57 PM   #3 
  - Here  djohnson   Mar-18-07 07:01 PM   #10 
     - Thanks!  eleny   Mar-18-07 07:28 PM   #23 
  - Question: how many people did not know his second name before the poll was taken?  Mass   Mar-18-07 06:57 PM   #5 
  - I agree  loyalsister   Mar-18-07 09:36 PM   #37 
  - The best news on his name: it is not "George W. Bush"  Olney Blue   Mar-18-07 06:57 PM   #6 
  - It's a shame that Americans appear to only  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-18-07 06:58 PM   #7 
  - How stupid would somebody have to be to not vote for somebody based on the sound of his or her name?  Pushed To The Left   Mar-18-07 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Symbols are very important, and names are a form of symbols.  MGKrebs   Mar-18-07 07:16 PM   #20 
  - Evidence that the majority of thosed polled ar morons!  southerncrone   Mar-18-07 07:01 PM   #9 
  - And thanks for giving validity to yet another RW talking point.  Capn Sunshine   Mar-18-07 07:04 PM   #11 
  - don't shoot the messenger  quinnox   Mar-18-07 07:07 PM   #13 
     - POW  sandnsea   Mar-18-07 08:20 PM   #32 
  - Interesting, people were not asked if THEY were troubled by it, but if they  NYCGirl   Mar-18-07 07:05 PM   #12 
  - Excuses. Excuses.  JDPriestly   Mar-18-07 07:08 PM   #15 
  - It may mean that 2012 or 2016 are better for him ...  Alhena   Mar-18-07 07:13 PM   #17 
  - Obama  Ethelk2044   Mar-18-07 07:24 PM   #22 
  - There will always be an excuse, no matter when he runs  Katzenkavalier   Mar-18-07 07:39 PM   #24 
  - its a shame, but not surprising. Heck I've seen something similar here on DU  onenote   Mar-18-07 07:14 PM   #19 
  - What is wrong with Felix?  Katzenkavalier   Mar-18-07 07:47 PM   #26 
  - Oh that isn't the same thing at all  sandnsea   Mar-18-07 08:21 PM   #33 
  - Hussein is like "Smith" in the Arab world  zulchzulu   Mar-18-07 07:46 PM   #25 
  - Remember the way the GOP handled Condoleza Rice's  JerseygirlCT   Mar-18-07 07:56 PM   #28 
  - Any excuse would do for some people.  Grandrose   Mar-18-07 08:16 PM   #29 
  - .  Hav   Mar-18-07 08:18 PM   #30 
  - 98% of DUers think  sandnsea   Mar-18-07 08:19 PM   #31 
  - He'll have them eating out of his hand.  AtomicKitten   Mar-18-07 08:22 PM   #34 
  - Barack Saddam Hussein Osama!  AJH032   Mar-18-07 08:23 PM   #35 
  - It is shameful...but, really: we Americans are a pretty stupid lot  Evergreen Emerald   Mar-18-07 09:38 PM   #38 
  - Link?  Radical Activist   Mar-18-07 09:46 PM   #39 
  - He also has a brother and sister named  IChing   Mar-18-07 09:52 PM   #40 
  - If the name is a problem, then how is he a "potentially winning black candidate"? I'd argue  NDP   Mar-18-07 11:30 PM   #41 

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