After my recent post on the presidential race, my friend Lauren made some great comments. One of which is “Why do we call Hillary by her first name?” She expanded with some thoughts:
A dear friend of mine, who is very insightful, asked “why do we call Hillary by her first name and every one else running by their surname?” Very interesting: is it that she is a woman that we are on a first name basis? Is she less respected: as I always remember my parents would demand we call our elders Mr and Mrs (insert last name here) or is it just that “Clinton” is too easily confused with her husband? Then, did the general public start this? Or is it part of her campaign strategy?
What are your thoughts on on this? And do you have any opinions on her whole crying bit last week? Staged or spontaneous? What does it mean for the presidential office when women are inclined to insert emotion under extreme fatigue and stress? Could it be good or bad?