On Fox News today, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) commented on the electoral implications of Ohio's big drop in unemployment.
"Look, when the economy improves, it certainly helps the incumbent.
But anybody who would be rooting against an improved economy has got something wrong with him. I mean, we're not in this business to root for failure for my state or for the country."
That being said, he pointed to his policies; not Barack Obama's as the secret to his state's success.
"We've enacted a lot of policies here that are very similar to the policies that Mitt Romney wants to carry out."
In July 2009, the state unemployment rate was 10.6%, but by last month, it had dropped to 7.4%.
Ohio is one of those states where an improving economy threatens Romney's chances to win the state. Ironically, many of those states are steered by Republican governors, who are put in the awkward position of being bullish on their state's gains and bearish on Obama's first and, potentially, second term.