Alex Sink is deluding herself if she believe voters are "crying" for her to run for governor in 2014

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“I don’t go anywhere without strangers walking up to me on the street and asking me, and sometimes begging me and sometimes crying about their desire to see me run again.”

This is what former Chief Financial Officer and one-time gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink said when asked for a response about Charlie Crist switching parties to become a Democrat.

Now, I don’t not believe that there are strangers who come up to Sink and ask her to run for governor in 2014. Especially against Rick Scott.

And I’ll even give Sink the benefit of the doubt and believe that there are those (not named McBride) who beg her to run again.

But, puh-leeze, don’t try to convince me that ordinary folks approach Sink and cry in front of her. As Michael Hussey of the Pushing Rope blog reminds us, Sink was named by MSNBC as the worst candidate of 2010.

Alex Sink has a lot of admirable qualities — she’s capable, competent, efficient — but she’s not the kind of Clintonian politician who will send voters to Niagara Falls.

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