Florida has survived the 2012 Republican National Convention, which perhaps should not surprise too many people because Florida has always shown a knack for surviving whatever gets thrown at it.
Even if it's Clint Eastwood arguing with a chair.
The RNC was in Tampa, but our sister paper Miami New Times led the coverage for us; here are some highlights to peruse as you get ready for the Democrats to invade your consciousness:
We talked with Judge Will Matthews from Dothan, Alabama about Marco Rubio, legalizing drugs and Romney's (apparently slim) chances.
Victor Gonzalez got a close-up take on Eastwood's bizarre chair debate.
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We spoke with Geraldo Rivera (video) because, well, someone had to.
And we followed the Ron Paul mini-revolt, such as it was.