We had quite a discussion among the C&L staff about this yesterday. Some said it's egalitarian to refer to the President of the United States by his first name. I disagree, and though I did call George Bush a few names in the past eight years, I didn't call him George or even, very often, Dubya. How do you feel about the whole "Barack" thing? President-Elect Obama's team uses it in outgoing email.
And this is an open thread, too.