President Obama and Rick Scott both spoke at a Latino conference in Florida today, and they both talked about the economy.
If Scott, Florida’s Republican governor, really did get a cue from Mitt Romney’s campaign to tone down effusive bragging about the improving economy in the Sunshine State, he ignored that advice in his speech.
“Our state is doing extremely well,” Scott said. “We still have 800,000 people out of work, but we’re changing it. Tourism is way up, jobs are up, housing prices are staying stable. If you want to buy a house, now is the time.”
Scott’s office said the governor wasn’t reading from a speech, but that he simply had an outline off of which he improvised.
A couple of hours after Scott spoke, Obama took the stage and talked about businesses.
“We’ve expanded new loans and new credit so they can grow and they can hire,” he said.
Obama added: “Of course, the economy isn’t where it needs to be. Of course, there are still too many who are struggling. We’ve got so much more work to do.”