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 ...
Did You Know?
In most of the episodes involving Air Force One - the usual pilot for Air Force One is Col. Gantry - but in this episode, Bartlet (Martin Sheen
) tells one of the secretarial candidates the plane is flown by an Air Force General, and in another scene - the General's voice is overheard. See more
At the gas station where Donna, Josh and Toby wait for a ride after the truck runs out of diesel, there is a sign on the counter that reads "No credit cards - cash or checks only." The cash register displays logos for MasterCard and Visa, implying that those cards are in fact accepted. 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.
References Lost in Space
I Don't Like Mondays
Written by Bob Geldof
Performed by Tori Amos See more