This US Senator was one step away from becoming president of the USA in 2012, but sadly he lost out to Barack Obama. Since then, this Republican accepted his loss and make peace with being a US Senator in the state of Utah. Before the 2012 elections, Mitt Romney served as the Governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007.
Though Romney missed his opportunity twice to become US president, he is still an important political person. The Secret Service gave him the code name “Javelin” after a 2002 Olympic Event in which Romney was personally involved, as well as the name of a car model that was produced by American Motors, of which Romney’s father was the CEO. Definitely a suitable name for “Javelin,” a.k.a Romney.
If you know US Congress very well, then you are probably familiar with Wisconsin-born Paul Ryan. This US House of Representatives was the 54th speaker for this section of Congress and was affiliated with the Republican Party. Of course, being a Republican often entails stereotypes, and we can say that the former speaker for the US House of Representatives was more than obliging.
Republicans are generally pro-guns, and being pro-guns often involves hunting, which is one of Ryan’s favorite past times. In fact, Ryan loved hunting so much that the code name he was given by the Secret Service was “bowhunter.” With Ryan’s love for hunting and expertise with a bow and rifle, we’re not sure he is exactly in need of Secret Service services.
How can the 45th president of America not make this list? Whether you love him or hate him – and there are plenty of peeps who love and hate him – Donald Trump has been an unforgettable addition to the history of US presidents. It is actually because of Trump’s background and success in business that has caused such a divide.
Trump has both camps – haters and uber-Trump fans. It is also because of his background in business that when Donald Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, he was given the Secret Service code name “mogul” – the man was literally a business mogul. You have to admit the Secret Service chose the perfect name for the former US president.
John F. Kennedy
Before we discuss the Secret Service’s code name for this former US president, we need to comment on whether the USSS was effective in carrying out its services. Presidents and world leaders are assassinated. In fact, recently, the former Japanese president, Shinzo Abe, was assassinated. But the death of JFK is something that the world has not gotten over.
There will still be numerous documentaries, articles, and of course, conspiracy theories about that dreaded day – November 22, 1963. On his inauguration, JFK was given the Secret Service code name “Lancer.” Apparently, the story behind this code name was that his wife, Jackie Kennedy, compared JFK to Lancelot of the Camelot legend and the kingdom of America under JFK to the kingdom of Camelot.
It is unsurprising that so many Kennedys are on this list, given that so many of them went into politics. Given the prevalence of the Kennedys going into politics and given that there are so many dead Kennedys – the name of a band – perhaps the Secret Service needs to rethink its services.
Edward Moore Kennedy, more popularly known as Ted Kennedy or the Lion of the Senate, also went into politics. Though this Kennedy was called the Lion of the State, he did not meet the same demise as his older brothers, JFK and Robert Kennedy. Though his brothers are very well-known, Ted Kennedy had had a long history in politics, helping to write over 300 bills. His Secret Service code name was “Sunburn.”