This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
publication date: Thursday, August 26, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)
clue: This champion speaker was denied his prize after his opponent received the support of a Pope.
explanation: Speaker of the United States House of Representatives James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark ran for President of the United States in 1912. In a contested democratic convention, he ultimately lost the nomination after his chief opponent, Woodrow Wilson, received the support of William Jennings Bryan (called "the peasants' pope" by journalist H.L. Mencken). more…
intended difficulty: very hard
solved by: Russ Wilhelm