At a campaign rally press conference near the American Legion hall in Tallahassee, Jeff Greene
was clear: “I will support whoever the nominee is because I want to
make sure that we have a Democratic-organized Senate in November."
(The event had its share of hiccups: In addition to reporters, two or
three potential voters/joggers came by. The event moved from a nearby
coffee shop after the owner said, "I just really resent people setting
up political stagings in my coffee shop without telling me." An American
Legion volunteer asked Greene to move off the property and stand on the
public sidewalk for his press conference in front of a Vietnam
memorial. Besides that, it went off without a hitch.)
Greene did not directly forgive Kendrick Meek for his negative ads (Meek said he has forgiven
Greene), but did acknowledge, "We’re all one big Democratic family.
We’re all going to rally together tomorrow night, so of course everyone
will forgive everybody.”
Asked if Barack Obama is an "adversary" of Israel (see Greene's mailer),
Greene had this to say: "No, I think the president is – I commend the
president for organizing the September peace talks between the
Palestinians and the Israelis.”
The relevant text of the mail piece reads: “At his White House visit in
March, the American President refused dinner or photographs with Binyamin Netanyahu
a diplomatic snub reported widely throughout the world. Israel needs
our support, militarily, monetarily and morally, more than ever before.
As Senator, I will defend our Israeli Prime Minister no matter who the