Barack Obama’s victory in Florida is particularly satisfying for Democrats, considering all the grief it caused them two elections ago. How’d he do it? Ben Smith flags a startling stat: Obama carried Hispanic voters in Florida by 55 to 44 percent. In 2004, Bush won 56 percent of Florida’s Hispanic vote. In light of the fact that, a few months ago, many wondered whether Hispanics nationwide would defect to McCain, his victory among Florida’s largely Cuban, particularly conservative Hispanic population is all the more noteworthy.