Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Leading candidates in Florida oppose Obama on Ground Zero mosque

As President Barack Obama sought to clarify his support of a mosque near ground zero in New York City, the political storm swept through Florida with two top Democratic candidates criticizing the plans as insensitive.

. . . "President Obama has this all wrong," said Jeff Greene, who is running for U.S. Senate. "Freedom of religion might provide the right to build the mosque in the shadow of ground zero, but common sense and respect for those who lost their lives and loved ones gives sensible reason to build the mosque someplace else."

. . . Alex Sink, Florida's CFO and Democratic candidate for governor: "It is my personal opinion that the wishes of the 9/11 victims' families and friends must be respected. They are opposed to this project and I share their view."

The leading Democratic candidates for governor and senate slammed President Obama's view on plans for a mosque near Ground Zero. Expect hundreds of Democratic candidates to follow.

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