Nancy and Ronnie are dressed up in cowboy duds, giving a speech atop a hill with horses behind them. They look like Fred Willard and Catherine O' Hara in Waiting for Guffman. Are those checkered-tablecloth shirts? Ron talks about diminished expectations in the country, as bored reporters and photographers take notes and snap photos. Zeljko tries to stop questions, but Ronnie goes ahead and takes one anyway. It's about Ronnie's environmental record. It's not good. Ronnie says that more pollution is caused by growing and decaying vegetation than by big companies. Zeljko looks at him like, "...the fuck!?" The reporter asks if Ronnie is talking about trees. Trees cause pollution? Nancy whispers, "Let me show you around this place." Ronnie repeats that to the reporters as they all wonder if this guy is for real. He's really not. "Ride 'em, cowboy," one of the reporters says.
Reagan living room. They're behind on fundraising. Stamos looks slick and annoyed. He says that they only have six months, and they need more money. Stamos says that Zeljko's just not cutting it. Ronnie says that Zeljko has been their friend for, like, fifteen years. Stamos says that a campaign is like a symphony. Everybody has to stay in their seats and play the same music. Zeljko comes in. He greets them. Stamos doesn't look up. Ronnie's wearing a yellow sweater vest. Ouch. Zeljko pours himself a drink. "Cut me down before I kill more," a poster showing a forest reads. "God, that poster is everywhere," Zeljko says. Stamos says it happened under his watch. "I can't control every damn thing, John," he says. Stamos says it's not just the poster. It's the money. He says that the campaign is in crisis. Zeljko asks if that's what Ronnie thinks. Before Ronnie can speak, Stamos says, "He agrees with me." Stamos lays it out there: it's gotta be either him or Zeljko. He says he can't stand to watch Ronnie lose again. "I...I love my country too much," Stamos says with nice oily panache. Ronnie averts his eyes. Nancy starts to say something, but stops. Zelkjo says they won't have to make that choice. He walks out. He doesn't take his drink, sadly. He says he's resigning. Ronnie goes after him and asks him not to resign. Alone in the room with Stamos, Nancy says that Ronnie shouldn't have to deal with all this wrangling. She says it's like being undermined backstage. She says he can deal with criticism from an audience, but not backstage. Stamos says it's his job to make sure Nancy's husband doesn't make a fool of himself. He says that Zelkjo didn't do that. "I like Deaver," Nancy says. I like candy. "The biggest man here just left the room," Ronnie says when he returns to the living room. Stamos and Ronnie go over the schedule. Stamos suggests that Ronnie go without Nancy to his next campaign stop. She protests. Stamos says she's a distraction. Nancy looks to Ronnie for some backup. He goes with Stamos.