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 ...
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After Bruno Gianelli says "The world was created in less time" than six weeks, President Bartlet responds, "And you'll tell us all how you did it." A nearly identical exchange takes place between Steve Jobs and Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs (2015), which was also written by Aaron Sorkin. See more
When Bartlett addresses all of the service personnel at the military base, they would all be called to attention BEFORE he walks out on the stage and he would then tell them, "At Ease," or something to that effect. See more
[on his answering machine
Hi, it's Sam. I'm sleeping for a few hours right now so you can leave a message, or if you really need me you can shout into the machine, and I'll wake up.
Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley See more