Gary Hart, the American senator of Colorado, is considered to be the main nominee for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to Vice President Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for the presidential election. At one point in his campaign, despite the will of his manager, Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and the audience to watch him all the while he is not in the weekend campaign. This turns out to be a mistake when in 1987 many pictures of him and journalist Donna Rice are published in a large circulation newspaper. In a desperate reluctance to wash his reputation, he organizes a press conference, but without any success.