It looks to me like Donald Trump has a good chance of winning the Republican nomination, after his sweep of five primaries on Tuesday.
We'll see if Cruz stays in the race.
So, I'm wondering if we've ever elected a president who has stepped into the Oval Office without ever having held elective office, and the answer is Yes.
Zachary Taylor, for example, was a career military officer, rose to the rank of Major General, and comanded US forces in the Mexican conflict.
We can't forget US Grant. Also a career military officer who commanded US forces during our Civil War.
Then there is William Howard Taft, who was Secretary of War, Solicitor General of the United States, and Governor-General of the Philippines.
Then there is Herbert Hoover, who was Secretary of Commerce.
And last, but not least, Dwight D Eisenhower, another career military officer who was instrumental in winning World War II.
So, yeah, we've elected presidents who have never before held elective office.