The Atlantic Wire:
To get reelected, Republican governors in swing states need to say they’ve led their states to over growing economies, but to get Mitt Romney elected, they need to say their economies are awful and it’s President Obama’s fault. It is a tricky needle to thread, and Florida Rick Scott is not doing it very well. Romney’s campaign asked Scott stop issuing statements about Florida’s shrinking unemployment rate, Bloomberg’s Michael C. Bender reports. Instead, this week they asked him “to say that the state’s jobless rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency.” The request was made after Scott issued press releases saying the unemployment rate had dropped 11 months straight and people should “spread the news” on social media.