The last 3 presidents have had names with 5 letter last names
The last 10 presidents have averaged just over 5 letters, with all but one being between 4 and 6 letters
Only one (Trump) am I aware that their name was shortened from it’s original
Seven of these presidents had names with 5 letters or fewer
Eight of all the prior presidents had names with 5 letters or fewer
But, wait, there’s more. The last eight major party presidential runner-ups have average just over 5 letters as well, with all but one being between 4 and 6 letters. And the one outlier of 7 letters for President and runner-up have the same name. If Hillary went by her given (maiden) name, we would have averaged exactly 5 letters.
Presidential names have always been rather simple, easy to spell and say, with a few exceptions - Eisenhower, Roosevelt - which were both pretty well known by the time they first ran for President.
So, statistical anomaly? A global warming of names? Do Buttigieg or Klobuchar have a chance of ever being President, just based on naming?
I’ve got a pet little theory about this. You see, if you go back in history and take every president, you’ll find that the numerical value of each letter in their last name was equally divisible into the year in which they were elected. You see, I figured it out. By my calculations, the next president has to be named Yelnik McWawa.
The first two Canadian Prime Ministers were Macdonald and Mackenzie, both nine letters and three syllables. The leader in both letters and syllables was John Diefenbaker who served in the late 70s and early 80s.
Nope, People are ignorant and people have needs. People tend to be smart about things that fill those needs. Consumerism is based on wants, generating wants and feeding desires. Educated buyers are harder to sell to. So everyone that’s selling does what they can to bias and misinform consumers to keep them dumb about their product (some people call that branding). Our society is absolutely driven by selling. So a society full of dumb, desire driven individuals is a byproduct of consumerism.