Josh is giving an interview we see on the monitor of the TV camera, talking happily about winning Illinois -- "Leo McGarry country." Ronna walks in as the shot pulls back and Josh has got to be in the most uncomfortable crossed-leg position in the world -- Josh, honey, if you needed to go you should have done so BEFORE they brought you on TV. He's listing the states Santos has won...
...and then Bruno's dulcet tones overlap, citing his own list and his own spin.
Josh mentions that they are very optimistic about California...
...and we cut back to Bruno, who is very optimistic about Texas. All of this glass-half-full talk! How warm and fuzzy.
As soon as Josh says "thank you" to end the interview, he rips out earpiece to freak out with Ronna that he thought they were leading Texas. Ronna decides that using Josh's own words is the best defense -- "Like the wise man said, Santos isn't running for president of Texas..." -- but even that, when he's wild-eyed, seems not to work really well.
Bruno thanks his own interviewer and does his own version of "tense ripping out of earphone" to ask about Ohio as well as some other states.
Back to Josh: he's also freaking out as he walks into the party, where Donna intercepts him to tell him he looks horrible. See, you've got the Bruno/Josh parallel thing going there, but then Josh has the cute girl. Sorry, Bruno. Donna tells Josh that they have Minnesota, and also that someone from the transition team is looking for him, but Josh rightly replies, "Tell them we're going to wait and see if there's a transition first." Foos play in the background. Josh heads into another, quieter room, where two bodyguard guys are menacingly looking for Josh. Oh, wait: these are the transition guys. For a second I thought we were about to have a Meaningful Lesson about Gambling Debts, or something. Josh quietly orders Donna to interrupt and save him in two minutes.
Back at the Vinick office, Bruno heads into the room, hair a-flying, as Jane announces that Minnesota went to Santos. Bruno wants to know about something I couldn't make out on three viewings, but it doesn't really matter, because whatever it is is still too close to call. Even Jane sounds sick of that saying now. Bruno continues to be tense about Ohio.
Bruce and Gene announce that they have huge problems with the victory speech, and Josh just sounds tired as he asks what they are. Gene and Bruce finish each other's sentences and offer a laundry list of problems that Josh clearly can't believe or handle since the election isn't even over yet. He asks for their changes, and they give him an actual packet.