WSJ Washington Wire: Obama’s Name Again Is Used in Attack

WSJ Washington Wire

Obama’s Name Again Is Used in Attack

Before McCain and Palin took the stage, William Platt II, the head of the Lehigh County GOP, referred to Obama — not once, but twice — by his full name.

“The No. 1 most liberal senator in the United States of America was, you guessed it, the ambassador of change, Barack Hussein Obama,” Platt said as the crowd booed. Opponents have used Obama’s middle name to label him as Muslim and anti-Semitic.

Last time that reference was made at a McCain event in February, McCain condemned it on stage shortly after. No word yet on whether or not he will do the same when he appears today.

His running mate, however, did not mention the comment when it came up at one of her rallies earlier this week. Before Palin appeared at a rally in Estero, Fla., another speaker used Obama’s middle name. “On Nov. 4,” yelled Lee County (Fla.) Sheriff Mike Scott, “let’s leave Barack Hussein Obama wondering what happened!”

The sheriff wasn’t the only one making inflammatory comments. Mandy Connell, a local cons


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