Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled two briefings today from the specially set-up RNC emergency operations center in Hillsborough County today but took time out to appear on CNN with Candy Crowley and talk some politics.
First on the storm, Scott said expects TS Isaac to make two landfalls, one in the Keys and another in the Panhandle. Schools and government offices are closed Monday in the Keys and in Miami Dade County. In the Panhandle, officials are handing out sand bags as summer rains have saturated the ground and Isaac threatens to send at least 20 more inches.
When Crowley asked the governor about how Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare was playing in Florida "and is the sort of thing that can scare, in particular, seniors," the governor deflected the question and stuck to his talking points.
“I think this race in Florida is the same as 2010. At the end, there's a lot of issues about Florida, but it’s all about jobs,'' he said.
Scott's answer: "They're worried about their kids having jobs and lot of them are still working. They hae to work, they lost their retirement."
Crowley asked why Obama is 6-point ups in Florida, ahead of the margin of error according to the lastest Quinnipiac/CNN poll, Scott answered: "I don't know much about polls. I think it's still early."
Scott said he talked to Romney twice on Saturday who wanted to know about the storm. "He's a great person. He cares about people...It's all going to be about jobs."