Josh climbs into the plane and takes his seat. Ronna is sitting across from him, and Ned sits next to him. Josh asks where Santos is, and Ronna tells Josh he's up front: "Can't exactly fly it from back here." Santos turns around in the pilot's seat and asks if everyone is ready. He tells Josh to put on his seat belt: "Don't think I'll ever get tired of doing barrel rolls." And then he winks at Josh. So this scene gave us some HoYay (in short supply this episode), and also a sighting of the Official Campaign Metaphor.
The RV (now with a police escort) pulls into the Jefferson Cattle Barn. At least that's what the subtitle tells us. On my own, I'm not sure I would have realized it, what with this being the exact same shot that was used when the Russell motorcade arrived at the expo. As Santos exits the RV, he's reading a snippet from the speech. He sounds unimpressed, and Josh finally gives what may be the only argument in favor of ethanol that's actually articulated by anybody on the show: "We've lost 850,000 jobs to foreign oil; ethanol's created 150,000. Think of it as a Midwestern jobs program."
They're walking down the long white corridor towards the stage. At least, I think it's white. I can't really make out any color besides blue in the shot. Santos reads another line from the speech, and Josh tells him that they get it out of the way in four lines at the beginning of the speech: "Think of it as a quick trip to the dentist." Santos tells Josh, "I'm a pretty good flosser." So, does that mean all his trips to the dentist are quick? Or does he not go to the dentist? I'm confused. They run into Helen, and Santos greets her with a quick kiss. All of a sudden, Santos tells Josh, "All right, you know what? I'm not gonna do this, any of it. I'm gonna go in there and tell those people the truth." They're walking through the farm equipment exhibition hall, and Santos tells Josh that he really wants to reform the system instead of giving subsidies to major agribusinesses. Josh tells him that speaking out against ethanol in Iowa will kill his campaign: "Bambi'd have a better shot getting elected president of the NRA than you will have of getting a single vote in this caucus." I would think that if Bambi wanted to be the president of the NRA, they would welcome him, just for the PR value. Helen speaks up and tells Josh to let Santos say what he wants to say.