Olivia is helping Mellie write her book but Mellie doesn't exactly welcome her comments. Liz wants the Vice President to run for President but she declared she doesn't want to, so she turns to Rosen and tells him to get the Vice President to run for President and use her attraction to him to get her to do so. The President is about to be interviewed but Cyrus tells him that he should make the most of term which is about to end. But he doesn't want to.
Did You Know?
Throughout the series' run timelines of political events are condensed to simplify plots. Vice President Susan Ross and Mellie Grant are discussing running for president but have not declared their candidacy formally, at what must be around August the year before the election--given that Abby tells Fitz they are "six months from Iowa," meaning the primary caucus typically held in February. August is late for these deliberations to still be taking place, and also for Fitz not to have taken an active role in choosing someone to support. Candidates announce in the spring or early summer, yet lay the groundwork for candidacy long beforehand. Both Mellie and Susan would be on weak footing if they suddenly decide on or announce a run without having courted support, especially since there would be no incumbent running and thus the race would attract very much competition. See more
Is that some sort of reverse-psychology crap you learned from your therapist?
I don't have a therapist.
Well, maybe you should get one.
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Master Blaster (Jammin')
Performed by Stevie Wonder See more