10 days before the October 9 deadline to register to vote in November's election, the Obama for America campaign held a series of events in the Tampa Bay area to mark the opening of their 100th campaign office in the Sunshine State on Saturday.
That included stops in Tampa and in Pinellas County led by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at this month's Democratic convention in Charlotte.
Some conservatives openly question the veracity of the polls that show President Obama leading Mitt Romney in every battleground state, wondering how he could be doing better with the economy not showing any signs of improvement.
But it's also undoubtedly true that Obama got a "bounce" from the convention that he hasn't let go of yet.
"The Democrats had perhaps the most successful party convention of the modern era this month," Obama surrogate Jamal Simmons declared Saturday afternoon speaking in CL's Ybor City offices.
Best known for his frequent appearances on cable news representing the Democrats and now the president, Simmons said that for base of the party, "there was nothing more exciting than this show of strength from leaders of their party about where they want to head," referring to the speeches by Michelle Obama and especially former President Bill Clinton.