Three Stories
June 21st, 2012

(1) Romney campaign asks Florida Gov. Rick Scott to downplay his state’s employment gains.

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the matter.

(2) Romney campaign cuts press call short because reporters ask questions about immigration.

Asked again about immigration, Chen contended that “the one thing we ought to focus on with immigration” was “how the economy has failed the Latino community.”

After reporters did not oblige, the Romney campaign cut off the call.

”We don’t have any more questions on today’s topic,” a Romney aide said.

(3) TNR’s Alec MacGillis asks, How is our guy even in this thing?

[H]ow is that Obama is not in truly serious trouble? All the talk recently has been of Obama’s prospects slipping, with him now only a couple points ahead of Romney, at best, in most polls. But he should be slipping! The economy, after showing signs of a solid recovery just a few months ago, is gasping for air again, and there may be worse on the way. This should be disastrous for the incumbent.

  1. Jason O. June 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    1) Bradley effect?
    2) Your man Cost’s refutation (Dem oversample) of the MSM polls, the majority of which make up the RCP average?
    3) Rasmussen has had Romney up 2%-4% for a number of days in a row.