Were it not for Henry B. Plant's visionary railway system in the late 1800s, Tampa would not have attracted the cigar factories and other industries that helped grow little port town into a bustling metropolis.
The art of cigar smoking is almost like a rite of passage. It's like getting your first car, going to your first concert, or having your first beer. It's something you remember for years. And so it should be.
The intensity and variety of the Democratic Party efforts and their ground-level quality here are partly what gives the illusion that they are working independently. But they are being coordinated in Tallahassee.