Authors note: Thank you for the reviews please keep them coming. I know I update quicker than most. Its just this is a story that has been in my head for a while I'm just now putting on paper.
As Leo headed back to the office he couldn't help but think now if only we can get Josh on board we will be off to an amazing start.
Meanwhile CJ was on her way home when her daughter spoke up.
"Mommy why did you take that job. You will be running against someone you have a crush on." As the old saying goes out of the mouth of babes.
CJ let out a deep breath how does she know about this and where did she learn that word. Of course she must of heard me talking to Josie about this the other night.
"I accepted because it's a job I have always wanted and dreamed about since I was a kid. And even though I really like senator Hoynes hon I think Governor Bartlett would make a better president."
"Me too I see Johns son Stephen at day care hes about a year old. He always complains about Hoynes not spending time with him due to his job. Says Hoynes hates him that the only reason he took custody of Stephen was so he could win this election."
CJ shook her head men like that drove her crazy. Especially single fathers. How can anyone take for granted a child that they were apart of making. With having had 4 miscarriages in her 25yrs she can't understand how anyone like John can be permitted to be a father when a woman like her has to suffer so much. She was truly grateful for Claurice but she really would have loved to have her other 4 children here right now. Claurice was a miracle doctors said she couldn't have any more children but the lord blessed her with a daughter.
"Really even more reason for him not to become president cause that means would be less time spent with his son. Maybe if he looses he will realize his mistake."
Just as they were having that conversation on the other side of town Senator Hoynes was talking to Josh.
"I can't believe they hired CJ Cregg I wanted her but figured her daughter told her the truth about me not spending time with Stephen. But shes absolutely beautiful intelligent and witty would of made a perfect addition to this team. You 2 would of made a dynamic duo."
Josh looked at the senator did he just say that. Would he be better off working for the other side. Do I have a better chance on that side. Does this guy deserve to be president if he can't even take care of his son.
"Senator you and I both know the only reason you took your son in was because of the campaign. So I advise you not going around saying that to loud. But if I were you I would start really thinking what is best for him and not the campaign. If he starts telling his friends it could get back to their parents. And that could be bad especially with him going to the same day care as CJ Creggs daughter."
John nodded what he said was truth though he was starting to warm up to being a father 1 thing people just didn't realize is that he wasn't perfect that he was trying but he knows a lot of people in politics called him a bastard for treating his son the way he did. He tried to be a better father but it was hard.
"I want to do what is best for my son and I think whats best is for him to be with me. I really am trying to become a better father. I have decided to take him out of daycare and bring him to the office with me. And also take Saturdays that we aren't on the trail off unless of an emergency, to spend more time with him. I'm not doing this for the campaign I'm doing it for him. I was just thinking the other day I need to be better at this he needs me and I need him. He is my miracle child."
Josh looked at him in absolute shock he really wasn't expecting this maybe this guy really does have a heart but its really hard to tell his reasons. He could have some alterier motive.
Meanwhile Leo was entering the governors office. The Governor welcomed with open arms. "How did it go? Hopefully well knowing who you have tonight. Always good to start the day off on a good start."
"I would say it went well she has agree only under a few circumstances. When we travel her young daughter Claurice has to come with us, her and their maybe some days that Claurice will need to come to the office with her. She also made it clear that Claurice and any other family she has in the future will come first and foremost."
The governor shook his head family comes first. "Those shouldn't be much of a problem. Family should always come foremost. Did you tell her about my multiple sclerosis, and if so how did she react?"
Leo nodded he didn't think her circumstances would be a problem. "Shes ok with it, and even more ok with the idea of us going public. Says it may help us more than it will hurt us. Keeping it private and not having any control over how it is said to the public could hurt us in the future. By going public it will give people with mental disabilities or those that are handicapped someone to look up to. If you can do it so can they. It will give them a hero just like them."
The governor nodded that's a reporters point of view, but she was right it does give the ordinary American a chance.
"You meet with Josh tonight correct. Are you ready for this. If we can get him on board I'm sure everything will fall into place. Hes bound to know a lot of people that would be interested as long as he has been at this."
Leo nodded " I'm worried I know he will likely be my toughest challenge getting on board. But I agree he will be well worth it. Not only will he be able to give us inside secrets to the Hoynes campaign. But he will likely be able to bring a bunch on board with him as long as he has been at this."
"Lets go bring this boy home to where he belongs. Hopefully he will see it just as well as the rest of us."