Friday, July 3, 2009

It's President Obama

Is it just me or does the media have a real preference for calling our president "Mr. Obama?"

I realize that our first president established the precedent that we never refer to our leader in royal-sounding forms of address. It's "Mr. President" not "Your Highness."

On the other hand, the media referred to former presidents as "President Bush," "President Reagan," etc. They even called Bill Clinton "President Clinton" when they weren't calling him "Slick Willy."

Okay, so the Obama administration is less formal, more down to earth. I love that and I think the Obama family is more representative of who most of us are. But, he is our president, arguably the most powerful man in the world. He deserves the respect due the leader of our great country.

It should be "President Obama."

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