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06-21-2012, 03:22 PM #1
Romney Campaign Said to Ask Scott to Downplay Job Gains
Interesting friction developing over the Romney campaign needing the economy to crash for his election chances and Republican governors needing their state economies to improve for their reelections. I posted earlier that many of the swing state economies are performing much better than the national average and this will bode well for Obama's reelection.
What’s unfolding in Florida highlights a dilemma for the Romney campaign: how to allow Republican governors to take credit for economic improvements in their states while faulting Obama’s stewardship of the national economy. Republican governors in Ohio, Virginia, Michigan and Wisconsin also have highlighted improving economies
In reaction Romney has asked Gov. Scott of Florida to tone "down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message."
It seems that Romney is worried over the new Quinnipiac poll which showed a huge shift from May where Romney was up in Fla 47-41 to now Obama being up 46-42 in Fla.
Romney’s campaign is eager to sell its economy message in Florida, one of the most competitive electoral battlegrounds, where the past three presidential races were decided by 5 percentage points or less. Obama leads Romney, 46 percent to 42 percent, in a Quinnipiac University poll released today, a shift from May when the Republican was in the lead, 47 percent to 41 percent.
Nothing worse for the republicans than an improving economy. Keep the message dark and scary Mitt!