it's 2008. Obama and Biden are now pres/vp elect. If in Dec 2008 someone blew up their car and killing them, what happens? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession According to the wiki, the Speaker of the House is next in line. but in 2008, the Repubs won majority. Does that mean in Jan 2009 when it's time for someone to take the oath to be Pres, it'll be a Repub (ie: John Boehner)? The voters elected a Dem as Pres, and a Repub takes office???