Alex Sink was given a standing ovation tonight at the Hillsborough County Kennedy King Dinner. And that was before she delivered a moving speech, make that eulogy, about her late husband, former gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride.
I won’t pretend to know what is Sink’s mindset about running for Governor in 2014. I won’t pretend to know Sink’s mindset — period.
However, let me say this: She needs and deserves time to breathe … to mourn … to remember … her late husband. You can see it on her face. She is hurting. And understandably so.
Tonight, on the ride home from the event, my wife said to me she can understand what kind of mess Sink is still this many months after losing her partner. And Michelle is saying this after she and I have been married for less than two years! Sink and McBride were married for decades.
Again, I won’t pretend to know what’s running through Sink’s mind, but I don’t know if she’ll be finished with all of what she’s going through in time to mount a gubernatorial campaign.
As much as some of her supporters would like to see her run, a campaign trail may not be the best place for Sink right now.