I didn't have a lot of nicknames growing up and the ones that I had were usually not that flattering. I can't really remember a nickname that I enjoyed until I was out of college and in the work force. That was back in 1998 and the President of the United States was Bill Clinton. Evidently it was not a far jump to extend his nickname to me, so some of my co-workers started calling me "Slick Willie." That's a pretty catchy nickname and it stuck around. I am still referred to as Slick Willie in some circles.
Slick Willie is confined to Virginia. When I moved to Louisiana, I went back to my simple first name and life settled down. One particularly close friend seems to have recently started my newest nickname. At the moment, he is the only one that uses it and I am ok with that. I picked up on it after the second voice mail on our home phone. He seems to be calling me "Dubya."
The way I see it, the potential to associate my name with a President of the United States now dates back two administrations, all the way back to 1993. Now, I can't really figure out how Hilary, Barack, Giulani, McCain, or any of the others has a potential nickname that can help me figure out who is going to win in 2008...but if a candidate comes along with a nickname that fits me, maybe you should put your money on that one.