Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Bartlet (Martin Sheen), Toby (Richard Schiff), and C.J. (Allison Janney) journey to Iowa on the day of the Democratic Caucus. At issue is Barlet's intention to publicly discuss affirmative action, and his response to an attack from his opponent in the upcoming election. In other developments, Josh (Bradley Whitford) is pulled away from a crucial moment in his relationship with Amy (Mary-Louise Parker) in order to persuade an old friend to cease opposition of Navy Arms testing in Puerto Rico; a well-known and well-connected conspiracy theorist demands that Fort Knox be investigated in relation to a cover-up involving alien spaceships(!); and Donna (Janel Moloney) tries to wriggle out of jury duty.