Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shut Up, He Explained

Florida’s economy is picking up; unemployment is down, the housing market is starting to show signs of life, and people are finding jobs. That’s not exactly what the Romney campaign wants anyone to know.

Mitt Romney’s campaign asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to downplay his state’s job growth after several press releases from the governor’s campaign and messages from the Florida Chamber of Commerce trumpeted gains for the month of May, according to Bloomberg News.

That’s because it steps all over the Romney campaign meme that the economy really sucks and it’s all President Obama’s fault.

It’s not just Florida. Ohio, Michigan (thanks to the auto industry that Mr. Romney wanted to go bankrupt) and Iowa are showing real growth, and there have been a number of times when the Romney bus has rolled into towns like Toledo where they’ve said “Hey, things are really bad,” and the governors have said, “Well, no, actually things are really good.” Whoops.