Markus Lanz travels to the USA to capture the mood of the population in the run-up to the presidential election. In personal conversations, he gets to know people from all over the country and all layers of society. With a rangefinder camera always at hand, Lanz records spontaneous encounters and surprising insights and his own personal images of America are incorporated in the documentary. The result is a multifaceted portrait of a country of limited and unlimited opportunities. A road movie that offers insights into the American soul.