February 20, 2004
Monroe “Eagle” Cole, a former two-term U.S. Present, has retired, gotten a divorce and is ready to settle down in his vacation home in the small, rural town of Mooseport, Maine. His plan to build his presidential library, do speaking engagements and endorsement deals gets disrupted when he is offered the position of mayor of Mooseport. Handy Harrison, a plumber who also owns the local hardware store, had previously declined the position but decides to get back in the race when he sees Monroe unwittingly hitting on his ex-girlfriend. She had recently broken up with Handy because, after six years, he had still not proposed marriage to her. The race gets heated, and Monroe brings in his heavyweight political advisers, but Handy is equally as obsessed at winning.