Florida & Iowa Governors on 2012 Swing States

Governors Rick Scott (R-FL) and Terry Branstad (R-IA) joined “Fox News Sunday” to discuss their states’ roles in the 2012 presidential election.

Florida and Iowa figure to play big in this year’s presidential contest, as both candidates vie to win each swing state. With the Obama campaign launching an all out attack this week against the time of Mitt Romney’s departure from Bain Capital, the governors were asked if the issue will resonate come November.

Governor Branstad said that the accusations are “pathetic” and juxtaposed the president’s negative campaign strategy with the optimistic tone used by Ronald Reagan during his 1984 reelection.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, who governs perhaps the biggest prize of all the battleground states, said these latest rounds of attack won’t matter by the time voters head to the polls.

Scott added that the candidate with the best jobs plan will be the one who wins his state.