Philip Levine calls out Jeff Greene for ‘passing the Grey Poupon’ at Mar-a-Lago
Thursday night’s town hall forum in Jacksonville between the Democratic field of gubernatorial candidates lacked fireworks.
The media availability afterwards? A different story, as two top-tier candidates slugged it out.
Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who was leading in polls up until Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene got in the race, was upbeat when asked the state of the campaign, even as he had a pointed rejoinder for that late-filing opponent.
We asked point blank: would this be a different race if Greene hadn’t gotten in?
“I think that Floridians are getting a good choice with lots of different candidates,” Levine said. “Do they want somebody with no governmental experience to go right to the top job like our President? I don’t think so.”
“When they look at me,” Levine added, “they see somebody who’s not only very successful in business starting from nothing, but this is somebody who’s also been a very successful two-term mayor.”
Levine noted that he “actually fought Donald Trump for a year and a half of his life,” who didn’t “as you can imagine, pass the Grey Poupon at the Kremlin-by-the-Sea, Mar-a-Lago.”
Greene soon enough had comment on