The V.P. slot is on the table because Russo tanked.Underwood wanted him to win.Unless he didn't.Maybe he wanted Russo to self-destruct.To force Matthews to run.Exactly. And then next week, when Matthews wins...The President taps Underwood.Mr. President.Mr. Tusk.Thanks for coming on such short notice.Have a seat, Frank.I have a confession to make.Raymond and I have known each other for years.We don't publicize it, but he's been a trusted advisor to me.And I sent you to St. Louis so he could spend time with you,give me his two cents.On what, sir, if I may ask?Offering you the vice presidency.I told the President that, uh, in my humble opinion,both he and the country would be well servedby a man as experienced, intelligent, and loyal as you.So I'm officially asking, Frank.Sir, I... I don't know what to say.