Through the machinations of the Vought American corporation, the incredibly simple-minded former C.E.O of the company, Victor Neuman found his way to the vice-presidency of the United States in the year 2000. They plan to eventually have him displace the current President, then implement policy according to their wishes. It is due to his family background, blank slate mentality and loyalty that led Vought to consider the best candidate for this.
Vic is adamantly opposed by the President himself, Dakota Bob, who never wished to have Vic as a running mate but was forced to take him on regardless by the Republican party. Vought's ultimate goal, to have superhuman power adopted as national defense, is one that Bob will do everything in his power to prevent.