Reuters: Card to stay put
Well, the rumor mill had White House Chief of Staff Andy Card bugging out after the first term ends – OMD Director Josh Bolton and Commerce Secretary Don Evans were named as likely successors – but Reuters tells us that White House officials have related that the President asked Card to stay in his place for a second term and that Card assented.
For what it's worth, "Leo McGarry" was fired as "President Barlett's" chief of staff on NBC's The West Wing, but the actor who portrays him, John Spencer, was a guest on Tavis Smiley's PBS TV show a few weeks ago and admitted to being far to the left of center in his politics. He mumbled something about actors being given so much that they should "give something back." By voting Democrat, they are not volunteering their own money, but this is lost on many of them.