MSN Encarta says that James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president, is the only unmarried man ever to be elected president. Buchanan was engaged to be married once; however, his fiancée died suddenly after breaking off the engagement, and he remained a bachelor all his life.
Imagine the media circus that would surround a single president today:
- "Up next on Entertainment Tonight, is the president making eyes at the ambassador from Cordova?"
The chicks on The View carping, "Is the president wearing that off-the-shoulder number because she's meeting with the Elbonian leader today?"
Ann Curry reading the news that the president kissed the trade secretary hello.
National Enquirer headlines: "Which secret service agent gave the president the code name 'Hot Lips'?" alongside "Boy trapped in refrigerator eats own foot!"