Round 12: Eli Tries To Turn Peter's Loss Into His Own Win
Why: While traveling to Iowa to shake hands and kiss babies, Peter used Ruth’s strategy to talk about cutting back pensions—a strategy that did not go over well. When Peter returned to his Illinois office, he gave Ruth a piece of his mind. Eli stacked up just about everything in his office so he could eavesdrop on the conversation through the heating vents. Seeing an opportunity to get his foot back in the door, Eli rushed over to offer his assistance. To his dismay, he arrived just in time to see Ruth handing Peter the latest polls—showing that he’d just made big gains.
“You’re in second place and climbing!” - Ruth Eastman