IF I had her e-mail address and IF "Ann" is her real name, the reason I do not identify folks I speak with is to protect them from attack by others and to keep them as friends. I would never want to use them publicly as "foils" in a public forum. It would not only be rude, but also inappropriate to identify them by name. Folks would not speak freely with me if they knew I would identify them publicly. So "Ann", common courtesy and decency is the reason I do not identify them by name, perhaps this is the reason you did not offer to leave me your e-mail address? So you too can remain anonymous! By the way, I have no problem with that at all. No one should be singled out unless they are a public person holding or running for public office.
Which gets me to your point. Your point is that I should be "fair and balanced" when identifying Willard Mitt Romney by identifying Obama by his full name. I get your point. But you did NOT get mine. Willard IS Romney's first name. Hussein is Obama's middle name. There IS a difference, no? Republican members of the House of Representatives are on record (again just yesterday) identifying Obama by using his middle name. I have received no less than three mailers in the past two weeks from the GOP and their supporting Super PACs identifying Obama by using his middle name as well (all sanctioned or at least not discredited by the GOP). I mentioned just a couple of days ago a local ad slamming Obama by GINGPAC with a headline using Obama's full name. My point was that virtually all of these ads contained lies, yet no one from the GOP has come forward to discredit them. It appears that they wish Obama's first name was Hussein instead of Barack so they could make more "hay" from it (even your comment seems to forget Hussein is Obama's middle name). IF you had been following my blog, you would have noticed that yesterday was the FIRST time I ever addressed Romney by his first name. Why, because I am tired of the efforts to portray Obama as not being an American while stressing his middle name. Willard IS Mitt Romney's name. If he wins election, will he not use Willard as his first name when taking the Oath of Office?
If you truly think others may also be offended by my blog, please remind them they do not have to read it. That way they can be spared anything I write which might be interpreted as being "snide and obnoxious."