Lengthy political career holds lessons for Nixon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | 12:37 a.m. CDT; updated 5:29 a.m. CST, Wednesday, December 16, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY - Bathed in low light at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, teachers and administrators mingle as they eat dessert and wait to hear from the man who wants to be Missouri's next governor. The shuffle of chairs and the din of conversation drop to a whisper when a man calls from the side door: