Romney sweeps through Tallahassee: Fried chicken, talking business, courting cashby John Kennedy | October 5th, 2011
Mitt Romney swept through the capital of the nation’s biggest swing state Wednesday, meeting voters at a restaurant, talking jobs with business professionals, and working to nail down dollars and support from some of Florida’s most influential Republicans.
The former Massachusetts governor cast himself as the candidate most likely to get the economy moving again – and the Republican best positioned to beat President Obama.
“My approach is a fundamental change in the way we’re doing things,” Romney told a dozen Tallahassee-area business officials, who complained to him about the faltering economy, while lunching on fried chicken and steamed vegetables.
On Wednesday, Romney seemed intent on making significant strides with those who can help drive his campaign in Florida, huddling at the state Capitol with Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and a roster of lobbyists who double as prominent Republican fund-raisers.