In mid-August of 1974, Gerald Ford had to name a Vice President. His search narrowed to three finalists.
One was the man who got the job: Nelson Rockefeller.
Another was the man who badly wanted it: George H.W. Bush.<>Do you know who the third finalist was?
(Source: Barry Werth, 31 Days: The Crisis That Gave Us the Government We Have Today (New York: Nan A. Talese, 2006).)