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August 21, 2011 2:14 PM

Small-town America — the myth and the reality

When Michele Bachmann launched her campaign for president, she raced to a small town in Iowa to do it. When Rick Perry jumped into the race, he headed toward the same town in Iowa, talking about his own small-town roots as the source of enduring values. Coincidence? Hardly. American politics may live in the cities and suburbs — but it dreams in small towns.

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