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View Diary: The Abject Humiliation of a Candidate Losing His Home State, and Something to Remember (11 comments)

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  •  'I knew James Polk. James Polk was a friend (5+ / 0-)

    ...of mine. And Mitt Romney is no James Polk."

    1844 -- Democrat James K. Polk lost both his birth state of North Carolina and home state of Tennessee, but still managed to defeat Henry Clay.
    The last successful candidate to lose both his birth state and home state.

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