As part of my mental status exam, I always ask patients if they know who the President is. At least 90% of the time, the patient feels compelled to make a comment about it. Like, "Unfortunately, Obama." A few of them hate him so much that they refuse to say his name.
I don't need to know your political affiliation, really. Just tell me the name of the President.
I interviewed a patient yesterday who launched into a segue about how she voted for Obama but her husband didn't. That he's a staunch Republican and she's a staunch Democrat.
I didn't ask her, but I couldn't help but wonder how that works. Can you really be married to a person whose political views are so diametrically opposite to your own?