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 death of Qumari minister Sharif, and interviews secretarial candidates, including a second round with Debbie Fiderer; the wandering party finally arrive at a city with an airport (presumably ... Written by
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Features a young John Gallagher Jr., who would later star in "The Newsroom," written and created by "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin. See more
While riding in the bed of a diesel-powered pickup truck in Indiana, a local man tells Josh that the glow plugs heat the fuel, and then the engine "just runs", as though the glow plugs act constantly and in all weather. However, that's not the function of the glow plugs; instead they, one for each cylinder, warm the combustion chambers and the incoming air, but only in cool or cold weather, so that the engine starts more quickly and more easily, and, as soon as the engine starts, they cease heating until the next start under circumstances requiring them. Of course, on modern engines the glow plugs are computer-controlled. See more
President Josiah Bartlet
More than any time in recent history, America's destiny is not of our own choosing. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. 44 people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University. Three swimmers from the men's team were killed and two others are in critical condition. ...
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Written by Julia Ward Howe See more