no one is banishing obama's middle name, hussein. we are banishing the intention behind the use of his middle name. one needs only to look at a few "conservative" blogs to get the idea. but it would be an opportunity for obama to open people's minds a bit if he did take some rally time to explain as this story suggests, even though there is plenty of information out there. still, i hope he takes a moment at a rally.
here's a story on the origins of hussein, which was obama's grandfather's name.