September XXth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, No Constituency As Unelected
President James Polk was the only candidate for President to win his election but lose the Electoral College vote IV both his birth state of North Carolina & his adopted home state of Tennessee. As such, he is definitely the "go-to" guy for students on just how tough a job he had as Chief Executive since some people felt he didn't have a strong home base of support despite actually winning the election overall nationally.
"With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses."
March IVth, MDCCCXLV (1845)-March IVth, MDCCCXLIX (1849),
Source: XIth President Of The United States Of America James Knox Polk, Democratic-Tennessee.