Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama, according to two people familiar with the matter. – Romney Campaign Said To Ask Scott To Downplay Job Gains

DOWNPLAY GOOD ECONOMIC news in the battleground state of Florida, which is showing signs of recovery, because it doesn’t help Republicans win in November. That’s the Romney message. And people wonder why even Republicans don’t like their guy?

Republicans are also hoping to hype shaky summer recovery news that’s being caused by states laying off workers in an ode to austerity, which would bring more of the same, ala Paul Ryan’s budget that Romney embraces.

Meanwhile, the above Obama campaign ad received 4 Pinocchios from Glen Kessler of the Washington Post, his most derisive review.

Quite a pair we have to choose between for president, isn’t it?

Unless of course you’re stepping outside the binary choice, because you’ve come to grips with the fact that the voters don’t control who wins the presidency the people with the money do.