Mitt Romney is running a TV ad in Florida, blaming Florida’s dismal 8.6% unemployment levels on Obama and complaining about “105,000 Florida jobs lost”.
But if you look on Republican governor Rick Scott’s website, you see a slightly different message. The governor is taking credit for the same 8.6% unemployment level, saying that it is a sign of rapid improvement and bragging that the job growth rate “has been positive for 23 consecutive months” and the unemployment rate is “the lowest it’s been since December 2008!”
A senior Romney campaign advisor in Florida acknowledges the problem, but explains it this way: “The economy is doing better because of Gov. Scott, but it’s not where it should be because of President Obama”.