Fox News host Neil Cavuto wins my vote for “Most Creative Way To Spin The Polls” with his attempt yesterday to credit Republican governors for Obama’s swing state leads. Cavuto hosted Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott to help promote that theory but unfortunately for Cavuto, Scott didn’t want to bite.
Cavuto said in his introduction to the interview with Scott:
“Now to one of the swing states that could decide this election, Florida. It’s a state run by my next guest, a Republican. Ironically, that could be very good news for the Democratic incumbent who sits in the Oval Office. That’s because Florida’s economy has been on a very noted turnaround. Unemployment falling, more people working, that real estate crisis there seems to be reversing, Rick Scott, the man making it happen. Elected in 2010 in that big Republican wave. What he makes of polls that show Barack Obama’s benefiting. From all your hard work, or what?”
Later, Cavuto said,
“It is interesting to me that in some of the states, swing states, the president has made inroads… In Ohio, in Michigan, in Wisconsin, in your fine state, all Republican governors, all practicing turnarounds, all utilizing policies that would appear to be anathema to Barack Obama but for now the benefit seems to go to Barack Obama.”
That’s right, it’s all the Republican governors and has nothing to do with the success of the stimulus plan.
And maybe one reason Scott didn't want to go along with Cavuto is because Romney has been touting a poor economic climate as proof of Obama's failure.