"will be the first time neither the president nor the vice president has sought the presidency since 1928," reports James Taranto (OpinionJournal's Best of the Web).
George H.W. Bush was not from the greater South.
Obviously, we should vote for the Catholic this time. Unless God turns out to be a Mormon. Oh, the uncertainty!
"It will be the first time we've ever had two straight two-term presidents of different parties."
Who were the gay ones?
In 1860, incumbent Vice President John C. Breckinridge was the candidate of the southern Democrats (he later was a general in the Confederate Army. As a side note, I always found it curious that Jefferson Davis, and not he, was the first President of the Confederacy).
History has sanitized John Nance Garner's quote. What he said was "The vice presidency isn't worth a bucket of warm piss."