The West Wing

Season 3 Episode 14

Hartsfield's Landing

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 27, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The storyline involving Hartsfield's Landing is misplaced in the timeline. It is supposed to be the first primary, but everything in the storyline indicates the November election.
      First of all, there is no democratic primary because the President has the nomination already. Therefore, the only primary is the Republican primary, in which only registered republicans can vote. So, when Josh says that news channels will have nothing but Hartsfield's Landing to report for hours and he wants them to be reporting that 'we won' - he cannot possibly be talking about the primary that should be occuring.
      Second of all, Toby and President Barlet predict that Richie will be the republican canidate, but it is not yet certain because the primaries are still going on. Yet, the Fletchers are going to vote for Richie as opposed to the President, not as opposed to other republican canidates. In addition, it is implied that they are democrates because they have supported the President in the past, so it is unlikely that they are registered republican. Thus, they should not be voting in this election at all and Donna should not have to stand out in the cold at night. She has a few months before the Fletchers will be voting for a President.
      Thirdly, CJ gives the number of total voters in the town and says that they will all cast their ballot at 12:01. Incorrect; as stated above, only registered republicans will be voting. If the town has accurately predicted the next president in every election, it cannot be all republicans.