My friend mentioned on his Facebook status today that politics aside, the least Paul Ryan could have done is wear a tie - after all, he was elected as the GOP Vice President candidate, and I totally agree.
One of his friends commented that not wearing a tie shows “laid back” and another commented that ties are now for the “elite.” His friend also said that it doesn’t matter what they’re wearing, as long as they get the job done. However, I, like my friend, think that ties represent “professionalism” and didn’t know ties were an “elite” thing now (I don’t think so).
It’s true that whoever our leader is, he needs to serve the people well and such, but I do believe that a sense of professionalism is needed, especially from those in government. I mean look at sports commentators on ESPN - even they’re supposed to wear suits and ties.
Perhaps clothes are not such a big deal to certain people, but I think it represents a lot actually. Professionalism brings respect and keeps things clean. I mean it’s totally cool for the President to wear jeans to a ball game, but when presenting something big to the country, one should look his best.