A new poll about Mitt Romney’s real name made me realize none of the leading Republican candidates for president go by the name they were given at birth.
Today is the first big day in the push to get the party nomination and run against (probably) President Barack Obama in this year’s election.
Romney goes by Mitt, his middle name. Just as James Rick Perry goes by Rick Perry in his quest for the GOP nomination.
Newt is not a nickname. Mr. Gingrich was born Newton.
Michele Bachmann was named Michele at birth, but her last name was Amble.
And Mr. Romney? His middle name is Mitt. His first name is Willard.
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(Photo of Newt Gingrich from Reuters.com)