Tex Atlanta writes:
Why would the American people fall for the same Texas trick and vote in GW Bush the Second (Rick Perry)? How many Texas scams do we fall for?LA replies:
Not that this makes it OK, but we’ve had presidents before who used their nickname as their formal name: Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Except that Clinton at least took his oath of office and signed state papers as “William” Clinton.
As a son of the South, it gives me no pleasure that both presidents who have used nicknames in office and the nicknamed candidate of the moment are all Southerners. (But what is “Mitt”? Is that Romney’s given name, or an unusual nickname?) [LA replies: Apparently Romney’s given name, as stupid as it is, is Willard Mitt Romney.]Gary Moewrites:
I believe Romney’s middle name is Milton. “Mitt” would be a somewhat unconventional diminutive, I suppose, probably the result of a sibling unable to pronounce his or her brother’s name correctly as a small child.LA replies:
Wikipedia routinely gives person’s proper name along with his nickname, and it gives Romney’s name as Willard Mitt Romney.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 26, 2011 10:15 AM | Send