Gov. Scott on Florida: “We do hurricanes and hospitality well”by John Kennedy | August 26th, 2012
Gov. Rick Scott said Sunday at the delayed Republican National Convention in Tampa that he’s worried about Tropical Storm Isaac making two landfalls in Florida as a hurricane – in the Keys and Panhandle — but that the state is accustomed to handling bad weather.
“We do hurricanes and hospitality well, and this week we have to show both sides,” Scott told CNN.
With the storm bearing down on Key West, Scott changed from his political uniform of dark jacket, shirt and tie into his more accustomed open collar, blue shirt — the image of a shirtsleeved, hardworking chief executive.
But he also offered Mitt Romney some advice for winning Florida in November. Scott said Romney and running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan need only look at the governor’s own campaign in 2010 for a game plan.
“I think as long as Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan talk about how they’ll get this state back to work, they’ll win Florida,” Scott said.