John Dumont is the first independent presidential candidate to ever have a commanding lead in the polls by mid-October of an election year. With nearly sixty percent of the voting population behind him, he arrives in Boston both for the final presidential debate of the campaign and to visit his son. But as the actions and the choices of his son abruptly become the focus of attention across the country, John finds his campaign in the midst of a crisis and his lead in the polls begins to shrink more and more with each passing day. In order to win the election, John will have to take control of the situation, but can he do it without damaging the bond that he shares with his family? John must choose to either interfere with the delicate balance in the newfound happiness of his son's life, or do something that would seem impossible: convince the public to accept his son just as he has. John is a father that would sacrifice anything he has for his son, but will it cost him the election?