obama12.jpgSo far as God-o-Meter can tell, this is the first we’ve heard about the controversy over using Barack Obama’s middle name from someone named Obama: at a rally in Canton, Ohio, Michelle Obama called it the “fear bomb.” The Chicago Tribune was on the scene:

Michelle Obama, who often has decried “the fear bomb” that opponents have used against her husband for his middle name — Barack Hussein Obama — said in Canton, Ohio, today that it is happening again and shows why it’s so important that he wins election as president.
“They threw in the obvious, ultimate fear bomb,” Obama said today of her husband’s 2004 Senate race. “We’re even hearing [that] now. … ‘When all else fails, be afraid of his name, and what that could stand for, because it’s different.'”


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