Theme at Dems Unity rally in Tampa: Throw the GOP bums out of Tallahassee

Saturday afternoon at a building inside the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, the second of three scheduled "Unity" events designed to kickstart the general election campaign for the Democratic party's slate of statewide candidates was held. The overriding theme was simple and to the point. As Florida's senior U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said succinctly, "When it comes to Tallahassee, have you had enough?"

Getting a bit of a head start on what appears to still be a divided GOP (though it was officially announced early Saturday that the Republicans will hold their "unity" event this Monday afternoon in Tampa after all), the best lines of the afternoon may have come from the only Democrat on stage who won't be on the ballot in November: vanquished Attorney General candidate Dave Aronberg, who spoke before introducing his former opponent Dan Gelber to the stage.

"We're the party of unity, and they're the party of the circular firing squad," Aronberg said, alluding to the fact that Bill McCollum still has yet to endorse Rick Scott for governor.