Mitt Romney won Arizona easily and the key state of Michigan by 3 points last night — but we've got nothing deeper to add to the general commentary than what we wrote 24 hours ago — that both candidates, by the nature of some of their public comments, were diminished over the course of the weeks leading up to last night's vote, and may have put Michigan firmly into the Blue column in November.
Culturally the big story in Tampa tonight is the return of British rockers Radiohead, who play just their second show of their North American tour, after opening it Monday night in Miami. In May of 2008 the band began its last North American tour in Tampa, at the then-named Ford Amphitheatre. Tickets, we understand, are still available (we're sitting out tonight, waiting to get the full experience in April, when they headline the second night of the Coachella Festival). By the way, we're thrilled reading the set list that they close out the show (before encores) with "Separator," our favorite track off of The King of Limbs.
With just 10 days left before the regular 2012 Florida Legislative session is history, there are several questionable bills that could become law about to be voted on in Tallahassee. One bill that foreclosure attorneys say is absurd will be the subject of a protest in front of Tampa House Republican Shawn Harrison's district offices today.
In what should be one of the most interesting Congressional races in the country, Democrat Keith Fitzgerald is staying on offense in his race against Vern Buchanan down in Sarasota.
And for those who visit Ybor City as a tourist, the frequent complaint about nothing to do in the daytime is something that one concerned member of the community wants to do something about it.