This is just too funny!
Multiple sources are reporting that the Romney Campaign has reached out to Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott and asked him to tone down his trumpeting of Florida’s improving economy and job growth...because it clashes with the gloom and doom sky is falling economic message that Romney is trying to sell. Apparently Romney wants Scott to either shut up or lie about the fact that his state is doing well under Obama’s policies.
Scott is not alone. Republican governors in key swing states: Ohio, Michigan and Virginia are rushing to the microphones to take credit for the improved economic conditions in their states. Kasich in Ohio and Snyder in Michigan like to talk about their job growth and improving unemployment numbers. Neither is willing to admit that most of that job growth came from manufacturing jobs created by Obama’s bailout of the auto industry. Scott likes to tout Florida’s success but is loath to admit that the stimulus money and the steps Obama took to stop runaway foreclosures were instrumental in righting Florida’s ship. Only Virginia Governor Bob McDonald has been willing to admit that the stimulus money played an important role in fueling Virginia’s recovery.
You can’t blame these governors for wanting to take credit for the growth and recovery that their constituents are experiencing. After all they ARE politicians. The problem they face is that as they blow their own horn they are directly contradicting Romney’s message that everyone is suffering and it’s all Obama’s fault.
Try as they might…Republicans can’t have it both ways.