A Question

Why do we not refer to the President of the United States as “Mr. President” anymore? I noticed it during the 2nd Bush years on the news and it’s continued now with Obama. See?! That last sentence was exactly as I may have heard it on a newscast or in the papers. I think it’s a lack of respect for the office and indicative of the public’s feelings toward the government and it’s officials. It’s a bit sad really.