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Fear and Loathing in Tampa from Miami's New Times:

Make no mistake: The RNC's return to the Sunshine State is no fluke. For Romney, Ryan, and the rest of the party, Florida is the future.

Since Nixon's days, conservatives have transformed Florida into a hellish postgovernmental wasteland. Here, super-PACs run wild through suburbs in foreclosure, people trust in only God or their Glock, and the poor are left to literally cannibalize one another on the nightly news. But hey, there's no state income tax!

As in '72, Florida is the template for a right-wing takeover in 2012. Pay attention, America, because this crazy collapsed state could soon be yours too.

"I wouldn’t say that there is a distinctive style here." Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley said that. She was talking about barbecue.

Where to? So much uncertainty. So many possible paths.

One likes pleats and the other goes flat front. There are other differences, too, between Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

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