I took at look at Mitt Romney's 1040 today and while I didn't glean anything surprising about his income or taxes, I did discover one thing: his first name is Willard. I'm sure many readers already knew this, but I admit that I didn't. This made me wonder whether he'll be listed as Willard Mitt Romney on some state ballots. I recall back in 1992, Bill Clinton had to make peace with being William Jefferson Clinton in selected states, despite his preference for being listed by his popular name Bill. And I wouldn't be surprised if James Earl Carter - who ran as Jimmy - had a similar challenge in states unwilling to list him under his widely recognized nickname.
Presumably, most Mitt-o-philes will recognize Willard as their man. Bill and Jimmy seemed to survive the confusion (at least three out of four times). And Willard has the added benefit of having his more familiar middle name on the ballot.