After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the farmer's daughter and, later, a teenage campaign volunteer, enduring many setbacks along the way. Josh and Toby obsess and bicker over how best to play the president's intellectualism, viewed by many as snobbery, against Republican opponent Robert Ritchie's "regular guy" persona, while Donna must keep them on track and communicate with the real Americans they encounter along the way. Back at the W.H., the president deals with a terrorist attack at an Iowa college swim meet, meets with Leo, Nancy and Fitzwallace to discuss how to handle the prospect of the U.S. and/or Israel being accused of a conspiracy in the assassination of Qumari defense minister Abdul Shareef, and interviews secretarial candidates, including a second round with Debbie Fiderer; the wandering party finally arrive at a city with an ... Written by
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When Toby, Josh, and Donna are dropped off near Arlington National Cemetery they're somewhere between 1.5 and 2 miles from the White House (the shot facing the actors and the shot at their backs is at two different points along Memorial Drive though it appears continuous in the show). See more
During one of the job interviews for presidential secretary, Jed Bartlet mentions how Air Force One is flown by a general. Presidential pilots, 1944 to present, have the rank of either Colonel or Lieutenant Colonel and serve a number of years in this position regardless of who is in office. See more
[after hearing the President give a inspiring speech
When did you write that last part?
In the car.
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley See more