With this week’s episode of Last Man Standing, Vanessa Baxter eventually got her state meeting campaign up and running after getting some conflicting advice from husband Mike and friend Carol Larabee. She not only had to make big policy decisions at”Break Out the Campaign,” but she had to pick her campaign manager. In the long run, she realized the man to compose her campaign announcement speech was herself.
At the start of the incident, Mike (Tim Allen) found Vanessa (Nancy Travis) practicing her campaign announcement speech. She realized that she needed a campaign manager and had been fighting. Carol (guest star Tisha Campbell) agreed to take the job, but Mike couldn’t stop chiming in with advice. Vanessa encouraged him to listen to their brainstorming session and disagreed with each suggestion Carol came up with. Mike thought she’d take a softer approach, although carol wanted to pitch Vanessa as a difficult offender.
“This is Vanessa we’re talking about, not a few sharp-elbowed broad from the roller derby,” Mike stated.
Carol insisted Vanessa had to show people she had been prepared to play with politics.
However, Vanessa and Mike agreed and fired Carol. “Good, because she had been dead weight,” he told her.
Vanessa chose to make the most of the marketing abilities of Mike together with what he knows about her personality. He’d promote her and had a few tips for her address. Vanessa had a few ground rules.
“Only no references to Reagan, or Elway… or that orangutan from the Clint Eastwood movie,” Vanessa said.
“You took all the colors off my palate!” As Vanessa left the External Man office mike said.
Afterward, Mike provided his ideas for the speech. Vanessa and Jen (Krista Marie Yu) combined forces to create a few changes on the address. Mike was amazed at this, but Vanessa explained she had to find a tone that works for her. He decided to move on though to make up slogans. He tried out “Baxter: Better Schools for a Better Tomorrow” and “Baxter: Putting Students First.” Vanessa suggested”Baxter: She knows the actual needs of Colorado’s teachers and pupils, many of which are the outcomes of chronic underfunding.”
“The topics are just way more complicated and my ideas are too aggressive to fit onto a bumper,” Vanessa told Mike.
“Mr. Baxter: Back to the drawing board,” Jen chimed in.
Since this whole brainstorming session did not go , Mike was fired by Vanessa from her campaign.
Later on, Vanessa found Mike and Carol having a”reunion” of fired campaign managers from the kitchen. She explained she knows what she desires to say, she just does not know how to say it.
“Do exactly what I do,” Mike said. “Just open your mouth and stuff comes out.”
Vanessa explained she was worried. So Carol and Mike suggested when declaring that he candidacy, she speaks her mind.
Vanessa freaked out and started questioning. Her concerns were interrupted when Jen told Vanessa because that’s hopeless in her home country, she was proud of her for running for office. Vanessa was given a boost of confidence before she made her speech by this.
When Vanessa attempted to read from her notes, the speech did not go. She then spoke from the center and put down the cards.
“Look, do I have the answers? I can’t promise you , but I shall hear you and I will work together with you and that I will do whatever I can do to find those answers,” Vanessa told the gathered crowd. “I can promise you. I am here now to ask you to help me begin this procedure. Because our kids are worth it. That is why I wish to run for State Meeting. Hi, my name is Vanessa Baxter.”
New episodes of the Last Man Standing air Thursdays at 8 pm ET on Fox.