Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Josh (Bradley Whitford) expects Donna (Janel Moloney) to perform some "retail politics" to help President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) win the all-important New Hampshire primary, which this year is being held in the tiny community of Hartsfield's Landing. Meanwhile, Bartlet divides his time between a war of intellects with Sam (Rob Lowe) and Toby (Richard Schiff) in a chess game and a more serious war of nerves and diplomacy involving China's outrage over the testing of U.S.-built patriot missiles in Taiwan. And on a lighter note, C.J. (Allison Janney) and Charlie (Dulé Hill) challenge one another to a duel of practical jokery.