The media makes a big deal about Romney's religion because very few American's understand the Mormon religion. Many view it as cult like, and fear that if differs greatly in morals as compared to Anglo-American ethics. Obama's middle name was reported on a little at the very beginning of the campaign, plus as has been stated before he isn't Muslim and has no connections with Muslim or Arabic institutions. American's are also growing more accepting of these cultural differences anyways, Minnesota elected the first Muslim Congressman in the last election who was sworn in on the Koran. Yes, having the middle name "Hussein" could make for some great political satire, but it is really not that big of a deal.