President Obama, when you leave Office, you are no longer the President. Some one else has taken your place. We will no longer be calling you Mr. President. We will call you Mr. Obama. Its very confusing when you are in the room with another past President, or a standing President. We can certainly respect and acknowledge your accomplishments. For those areas of information that you were privy to and are considered sensitive to our Nation, we can certainly maintain your personal security. Having left Public Office, you are now a normal citizen, and should be addressed as such. Take this down the food chain from Secretary of something to Local Representative from somewhere.
Senator Schumer, when you leave Office, you are no longer a United States Senator. Some one else has taken your place. We will no longer be calling you Senator. We will call you Mr. Schumer.
Governor Cuomo, when you leave Office, you are no longer the Governor of this State. Some one else has taken your place. We will no longer be calling you Governor. We will call you Mr. Cuomo.
This is, by no means, a show of disrespect to past holders of Public Office. This is a form of respect for the person who currently holds that particular Office. You can take your Pension. You can take your Security Detail. But, please leave the Title on the door for the next person. And, don’t talk to me about tradition. Change is inevitable, and this is one whose time has come.