Despite vigorous campaigning, the Santos campaign still struggles to articulate its message and keep the focus on domestic issues rather than gossip and trivia. Although Santos served decades in the military and remains in the reserves, Vinick still appears the stronger candidate on national security issues due to stereotypes about Republicans and Democrats. The White House's decision to halt their own investigation into the leak is a savvy legal move, however it could prove to be costly politically: while Vinick can slam the President for this decision, it's not so easy for Santos to do so. Josh reluctantly recruits help with running the campaign when it becomes obvious that he's trying to do too much himself.
Did You Know?
When Santos reports for his USMC Reserve Duty, he is shown wearing a flight suit, the uniform for Marine Corps pilots. His hair is long and not cut to Marine Corps regulations. He is therefore considered "out of uniform." It's unlikely this character would have overlooked getting a regulation hair cut before reporting for duty. See more
Congressman Matthew Santos
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