Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the GOP presidential candidates should focus on creating jobs, rather than immigration or the space program.
"If you have a job, you're worried about losing it. If you don't have a job, you're worried about getting one," he said on CNN’s State of the Union. "That's what they ought to talk about day in and day out."
Scott, a Republican who leads a state with the seventh-highest foreclosure rate in the nation, gave cautious approval to President Obama's proposal to help homeowners refinance on their mortgages with federal help.
While he affirmed that "anything we can do to help homeowners is positive," he cautioned that he wants to see the details of the plan and is wary of how Obama plans to pay for it.
"In Florida, we're paying down our debt," he said. "We're worried about the credit rating of the federal government, and the deficits."
While he declined to overtly endorse Mitt Romney, he did say Romney’s private-sector experience made him well qualified to create much-needed jobs.