For Florida delegates, the new goofy hat (a must on every convention floor) has morphed into a pair of pink flamingo sunglasses -- courtesy of pharmaceutical giant Lilly, one of the dozens of corporate sponsors handing out goodie bags, hosting parties and feeding delegates.
Indeed, the scrambled eggs, fruit and danish at today's breakfast were courtesy of CSX Corp, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. Wednesday's breakfast hosts include Florida Power & Light, Feld Entertainment and Reed Elsevier Inc.
Signs at the podium note "Our Florida delegation thanks you!"
The rapture over Florida's return to the Democratic fold has yet to subside: "Today we celebrate the fact that we are whole," said Florida Democratic Party chief Karen Thurman.