Did you notice how during the healthcare summit yesterday all the politicians called Barack Obama “Mr. President” but Barack called all the other politicians by their first names?
On his radio show yesterday, Dennis Prager said he knows many politicians well but he never calls them by their first name in public. He knows many clergy well but in public he calls them “Pastor” or “Father” or “Rabbi”.
When the president said to John McCain, “We’re not campaigning anymore”, it was a demeaning response. It was saying that your points are not worthy of rebuttal. Your criticisms are just “talking points”.