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Josiah Bartlet's 1998 campaign slogan. It was seen at the beginning of Season Four, in the flashbacks to that first run at the [[White House]]. It is also to some degree echoed in Leo's decision in Season One, that the time has come to "[[Let Bartlet Be Bartlet]]".
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'''Bartlet For America''' is the 1998 Presidential Campaign run by [[Josiah Bartlet]] and [[Leo McGarry]], his campaign manager, for the Democratic nomination for [[President of the United States]].
   
<!-- The Bartlet For America slogan for Josiah Bartlet's 1998 Presidential campaign. This was led by Josiah Bartlett who's Campaign Manager was Leo McGarry and Josh Lyman as Strategist and Toby Ziegler and Sam Seaborn As Speechwritters and C.J Cregg as Press Secatary.
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== About ==
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Leo McGarry, following his tenure as Labor Secretary in the mid-'90s, sought out his old friend, then-Governor of [[New Hampshire]], Jed Bartlet, to encourage Bartlet to run for President. McGarry coined the campaign title and slogan, writing down the words on a cocktail napkin which he presented to Governor Bartlet. Though Bartlet hesitated at first, he ultimately decided to run.
   
Bartlett won the nomination defeating Senate Majority Leader John Hoynes and won the 1998 Presidential election . We discover in the final episode Tommorow That Leo had left it as a gift !-->
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With McGarry in the lead, the campaign team consisted of [[Cal Mathis]] as a point man, along with campaigners Jerry, Mack and Steve. Toby Ziegler was hired by Leo and this was his introduction to the Governor, who was familiar with the other 4 campaigners. After a while of a slogging campaign, in which the team was more concerned with politicising than content, Leo got fed up and fired the lot, save for Toby, at a Nashua campaign event in October 1997.<ref>[[In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (Part I)]]</ref> Ziegler was very surprised, given he'd expected himself to be the sole campaigner fired and had spent the morning getting drunk at a bar as a result of his assumption.
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Beforehand, McGarry went to D.C. to ask his friend Noah Lyman's son, Josh, to come see Bartlet in Nashua.
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== Notes and references ==
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Revision as of 18:48, November 16, 2019

Bartlet For America is the 1998 Presidential Campaign run by Josiah Bartlet and Leo McGarry, his campaign manager, for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

About

Leo McGarry, following his tenure as Labor Secretary in the mid-'90s, sought out his old friend, then-Governor of New Hampshire, Jed Bartlet, to encourage Bartlet to run for President. McGarry coined the campaign title and slogan, writing down the words on a cocktail napkin which he presented to Governor Bartlet. Though Bartlet hesitated at first, he ultimately decided to run.

With McGarry in the lead, the campaign team consisted of Cal Mathis as a point man, along with campaigners Jerry, Mack and Steve. Toby Ziegler was hired by Leo and this was his introduction to the Governor, who was familiar with the other 4 campaigners. After a while of a slogging campaign, in which the team was more concerned with politicising than content, Leo got fed up and fired the lot, save for Toby, at a Nashua campaign event in October 1997.[1] Ziegler was very surprised, given he'd expected himself to be the sole campaigner fired and had spent the morning getting drunk at a bar as a result of his assumption.

Beforehand, McGarry went to D.C. to ask his friend Noah Lyman's son, Josh, to come see Bartlet in Nashua.

Notes and references

  1. In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (Part I)
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