Do you have a favorite politician? Someone whom you've studied or just really admire? Can be either living or dead, foreign or domestic. Who is it and why? Mine is Thomas Jefferson because I really admire the Declaration of Independence and what it stood for at the time he wrote it, and beyond. He was a brilliant man who was also a noted inventor and an inspired writer. I feel he was inspired and inspiring. The power of the Declaration's message to the Colonial powers we were overthrowing is just so moving to me. I stood in front of the display at the National Archives and just looked at the names signed to it. Basically they were committing treason and signing their death sentence.