Mike Johnson, a little-known congressman from Louisiana, rose to become the first African American speaker of the US House of Representatives within 24 hours. In an unexpected election driven by a cross-party coalition, Johnson forcefully pushed his way to the leadership position in a stunning turn of events over a day and a half. Johnson’s charisma, passion, and momentum propelled him to victory, impressing even his opponents and allies alike. His remarkable tale proved that anything is possible.