Kevin Drum has a nice post (no sarcasm) on how Reagan’s Californian-ness (Californiality?) was informed by his Mid-Westernness. I wish he’d expanded on his point because I think he’s right, though I know very little about the subject. I’m sure Tom Sowell has written something brilliant on this, and it’s difficult not to seem trite given all of our “go west” cliches, but it’s always seemed to me that the source of California’s success was that it was the America for internal immigrants. If you know what I mean.