Renegade, Evergreen Battle for Nomination

Jason English

My friend Rody Perez "“ the self-proclaimed Huguenot and presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 "“ sent me this Washington Post article about Secret Service Code Names. Senator Barack Obama is 'Renegade,' while Senator Hillary Clinton has been 'Evergreen' since her First Lady days.

Here are a few other code names, courtesy of

  • Pope John Paul II: Halo
  • Prince Charles: Unicorn
  • Dan Quayle: Supervisor
  • Richard Nixon: Searchlight
  • Jimmy Carter: Deacon
  • Ted Kennedy: Sunburn
  • Walter Mondale: Dragon
  • Barbara Bush: Snowbank
  • George W. Bush: Tumbler
  • John Kerry: Minuteman
  • Bill Clinton: Eagle
  • C.J. Cregg*: Flamingo
  • Sam Seaborn*: Princeton
  • Zoey Bartlett*: Bookbag

*Not real people. These are characters from The West Wing, from Wikipedia. By the way, people may have had multiple code names. "Trailblazer" was also used for the current President Bush, and Prince Charles doubled as "Daily."

See also: The Presidential Candidate Theme Music Draft