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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Saturday, December 10, 2005

State Convention News

    Today's convention coverage in the papers; not much:
    As the state's Democrats huddle within sight of the Magic Kingdom for their annual convention this weekend, the promise of a fairy tale return to power is the buzz of the faithful.


    It's been a dismal decade for Florida Democrats, who in the past 10 years have lost the governor's seat, all of the Cabinet and control of the state House and Senate, where they are now outnumbered 2-to-1.

    The bottom came last year when the state not only failed to avenge the narrow victory by President George W. Bush in the historic 2000 election but also lost the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring party legend Bob Graham.

    For some Democrats, optimism is bred by the reality that up is the only way to go.
    "After decade of Republican domination, many Democrats feel only way to go is up". See also "State party hitched to rising star" and "Dean: War is winnable with a new plan".

    The Palm Beach Post has this: " More than 2,000 Democrats are spending three days at the Contemporary resort, where they will mingle with and hear speeches from their two candidates for governor as well as Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and three potential presidential candidates: Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 2004.". "Democrats cast hopeful, but wary eye at Tallahassee".

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