"Traditionally Republican Latinos in Florida are moving in Barack's direction," said Menendez. "Earlier today we were at a senior citizen's center, hard core conservatives, yet overwhelmingly there was support for Obama."
Floridians prepare to head to the Denver convention, assured of a big lead in Congressional support and with confidence that Florida will deliver a huge chunk of Democratic electoral votes in November.
The Florida Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner this weekend was remarkable for the united support of Obama on display. Even representatives of the state's overwhelmingly pro-Clinton women's caucus were wearing Obama buttons.
Without "100 percent recognition now," some Floridians are saying they will organize a convention floor fight, that if Obama wins the nomination, he must select Clinton as his running mate "or face a shellacking."