The first since JFK…

Barring a last-minute surge for Mike Huckabee next Tuesday, or at least one brokered convention this summer, the next president of the US will be Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Barack Obama, or Mitt Romney. That means one or both of the following:

–The next president will be the first since John F. Kennedy to be elected directly from the US Senate (if it’s Clinton, McCain, or Obama).

–The next president will be the first since Kennedy to be elected (not appointed, so Gerald Ford doesn’t count) from the northern half of the country (if it’s Clinton, Obama, or Romney).