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By Richard Oswald
My friend Linda Lou didn't need to learn what I know best about politics, which is giving concession speeches.
In Northwest Missouri, democracy survives fire and brimstone preachers, Swift Boat emails and a willingness to vote for oneself.
We could pay off our debt from 2002, save 63,000 jobs, cover the cost of a great flood, buy a cell phone company or dig out of the subprime crises. Or we could give my family $1,500.
Richard Oswald takes a trip across Missouri to a meeting about the future of rural America.