What Will Scott Say at the RNC?

By: Troy Kinsey Email
By: Troy Kinsey Email

Tallahassee, Florida- August 7, 2012

From the moment Rick Scott launched his campaign for governor his goal couldn't be more clear.

Now, a year-and-a-half into his term, Scott remains intensely focused on creating jobs, with the unemployment rate now three points lower since the day he took office.

"On my campaign, when I said 'let's get to work', it wasn't just a slogan," said Scott. "Florida got to work, and each Floridian deserves the credit."

It sounds like a story of success, and one the governor says he can't wait to show off at the Republican National Convention.

He's been picked to address all 2200 GOP delegates and a national TV audience.

"I'm gonna be consistent. I'm pretty consistent with what I talk about every day. I mean, look, I want to make sure that people can get a job in Florida, and the way you do it is you make this a better place to do business. And that's what we're going to keep doing, and that's what I'm going to keep talking about," said Scott.

In being consistent about his record, the governor's being inconsistent with mitt romney's platform, and that's a big reason why, in the end, what he actually says at the convention may be a lot different than what he's planning.

"I don't think Rick Scott's going to have a say over one word he says," said political consultant Kevin Cate.

Cate says Scott trumpeting a Florida economy on the rebound likely won't fly with Romney.

"Rick Scott is wildly unpopular, I don't think he has any sort of trust from a Florida standpoint, much less a national standpoint, so I expect his comments to, just, be straight on the script, straight talking points about Mitt Romney's plan for the future," said Cate.

You'd think talk like that would keep the governor from breaking out his pad and pen, but so far he says he's had no contact from Team Romney.


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