Mr. President


I have noticed something. Sometimes when I am listening to the radio or checking the news I hear people refer to the President of the United States as Mr. Obama. I thought that once you became the president that for the rest of your life you were either Mr. President or President whatever-your-name-is. I don’t ever remember hearing either President Bush called Mr. Bush, or what about Mr. Clinton or Mr. Reagen?

I worry a bit that it is a race thing and people aren’t giving him the respect that his title implies. Perhaps it is only his rivals and non-supporters that call him that and I just don’t remember it happening with presidents past. Either way, I think it should be addressed.

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3 Responses to “Mr. President”

  1. I remember people calling George W. Bush “Mr. Bush” when they believed he lost the election.

  2. This offends me. I’ve not paid attention to the u.s. news since I left in june; however, I return shortly and will keep an ear out for this. Leaving his title out would be intentional, and any editor that allows that to pass needs to reevaluate her judgement.

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