A day in the lives of presidential candidates Bob Russell, Matt Santos, and Arnold Vinick, who are in Iowa trying to gain support for their campaigns. Iowa is the first state in the nation to hold their presidential caucuses, and issues affecting farmers and rural areas are the focus. The most important issue on the table is the large federal subsidies for ethanol fuel given to corn growers, which is supported by Iowa residents but seen as naked pandering by the rest of the country. Josh continues to clash with Santos over winning votes instead of proposing radical policy. Donna and Josh continue to avoid speaking about the state of their relationship. Written by
Did You Know?
According to DVD commentary by director Alex Graves
, the way each of the characters sleeps (Josh with a pillow over his head, etc.) is modeled after how their actors actually sleep. See more
All aircraft registered in the United States have tail numbers beginning with the letter "N". At the airport in Iowa, none of the aircraft had United States registered tail numbers. See more
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more