Madam President: The GOP’s Real Existential Nightmare

Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union

Over the past few decades, my favorite trivia question to stump people under forty is this one: who is the only person to have ascended to the presidency without ever have been elected to national office? I suspect a fair number of my readers can sort that one out either because they are over fifty, or because my hardcore followers are — by and large — very literate on political history. But over…