I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots. So I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers.
when the vice president of the united states, spiro agnew, resigned in 1973 the country needed a new vice president. the least controversial choice was a congressman named gerald ford. naturally, richard nixon chose him.
one year later, the president would resign in the Watergate scandal, and the quiet congressman from michigan's 5th congressional district would himself become the 38th president of the united states.
some say this makes gerald ford the president nobody voted for...but that's not quite correct.
he was the president only 118,000 people voted for. in the state of michigan. in the 1972 congressional election: the most important un-important congressional election of all time.