Discussions about an East Coast bias on some political podcasts I follow made me wonder:
Who are the most influential political figures in US history from the West?
For purposes of the question:
[li]“The West” is west of the Mississippi River[/li][li]“From” means primarily raised there, if not born there. Born in the west but raised in the east doesn’t qualify.[/li][li]“Influence” and “political figure” are up to you to define[/li][/ul]
Thoughts? The first three that sprung to my mind were Barack Obama, Richard Nixon, and Barry Goldwater, but there must be more. (Looks like 8 presidents total qualify.)