A new survey suggests that Florida Republicans aren't concerned that Mitt Romney might have profited from layoffs when he led Bain Capital, a private-equity firm that also had a reputation for turning companies around.
But Romney's taking no chances.
His campaign, which is advertising in each of Florida's 10 TV markets, is touting Bain's successes in helping Staples and Sports Authority. It also takes a swipe at his rivals for criticizing him and taking "Obama's line." True, Obama can and will use this. So Romney might have to do a lot more advertising. Bain-bashing might not be good GOP primary politics, but in a general election, it could be potent in a job-loss state like Florida