A small college in Central Missouri becomes the hotbed of the presidential race. After Vice President Dick Cheney’s speech at Westminster College in Fulton this week, the school’s president complained the promised foreign policy address turned more political. But the Chair of the College’s political science department, Kurt Jefferson, sees it and Friday’s expected speech from Senator John Kerry as opportunistic. Jefferson hopes to turn the experience into practical classroom study as the school with a rich history of famous political visitors has done in the past with other vistors and political science courses. Westminster is the sight of Winston Churchhill’s famous Iron Curtain speech in 1946, and has hosted several other world leaders including former Soviet Union Leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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