Fred Flarsky is a free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter.