October 27th, 2010
09:02 AM ET
8 years ago

Sink's debate text explanation in doubt

Filed under: 2010 • Alex Sink • Florida
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. michael tampa

    Did I miss something here? The aide texted her, not the other way around. John kIng needs to stop creating non news. He is a bore to begin with.

    October 27, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  2. cooldaddy1

    Some people don’t care if she broke the rules just don’t get caught.
    Even if you don’t support the candidate, Vote republican just to break up the democratic majority. Obama and the democrats have completely disregarded the people’s opinion and ruled like corrupted dictators.

    October 27, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. JonathanMyers

    it all boils down to a person's character. If a person does not have the integrity to be honest in small things, that person will be a great liability in office for days to come.

    As it is said, "he/she who is not faithful in little things will not be faithful in big things". Sink has sunk a new low and should not be running for Governor.

    October 27, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. Kenneth Close

    I can't believe we a spending time on a Blackberry-What was the message on the phone, there is the story-You do have a desk editor right?

    October 27, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  5. beth

    I hate to break it to this panel, but this is Wednesday morning and this petty text message issue is now a non story. Move on John and your know nothing group. It's not important anymore. And how dare you compare a text message breach to Rick Scott's intent to defraud so many people out of billions of dollars. John, is Rick Scott the person you really want running the state of Florida. Please give the people of Florida a break!! We don't want someone like Rick Scott making horrendous decisions for us.

    October 27, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  6. keepstufingthis

    She was just following the SEIU instruction manual which is heavy on cheating, corruption and lying. Why do you think the SEIU president has been the most frequent overnight guest at the White House since Obama's occupation.

    October 27, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  7. zonk

    In doubt? hahaha, the existence of the yeti is in doubt. her explanation has been proven false. AY CARAMBA!

    October 27, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  8. FM

    This is not much of a big problem so long as they were not locked somewhere. If the moderator wants to punish her, then he is at liberty to do so, but not the people of Florida, as they didn't set any rules.

    October 27, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. LacrosseMom(real one)

    WHO CARES????????????????? Dear God! There are far MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES to discuss than a tex message!!

    In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO! Saying NO to everything is not leadership!

    October 27, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  10. Florida Joe

    Are you kidding me..........She got a text...........He stole Billions from the Govt.......and the text will doom her campaign?
    Scott should be in jail certainly not in our Governors office..........This guy is a criminal

    October 27, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  11. Name

    What a lying snake in the grass

    October 27, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  12. tamarac

    Does this minor text that did nothing to change the debate really matter in the long run. It does not change the fact that Scott is a right wing idiot who does not care about anybody but himself . Floridans better relize that electing this smuck is bad for Florida and the Nation.

    October 27, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  13. samir

    this text message is such a small issue. why aren't you, cnn, talking about the girl who's head was stumped outside of the kentucky debate where rand paul supporters attacked a member of moveon.org?

    jon stewart is right. cnn is dropping the ball on their reporting.

    October 27, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  14. Arcwraith

    The staffer that texted her in the middle of the debate has probably received a large check in the bank with Rick Scotts signature on it. This is to petty and to convinient to hold any boyancy.

    October 27, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. Dean

    Sink is a bold-faced liar. She and the staffer made a mistake. But when she lied about it afterward, she sealed her doom.

    Vote Republican.

    October 27, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  16. yaesuham

    LIberals are scrambling to find some dirt to throw, however when you throw mud, you loose "ground" and thiat is what Ms.Sink Just Did Bigtime. now she has no mud to cover up her own faux pau.. What she will reap will be thistles and thorns, rather than roses. UP WITH THE REPUBLICAN TEA PARTY MOVEMENT !! HOnesty in candidates is the formost objective.

    October 27, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  17. stevegee

    We The People have two choices on November 2nd:

    Vote for the American principles of freedom and liberty, vote for a free market economy, vote for individual responsibility and opportunity - vote Republican.
    Vote for the overreaching, overspending, overtaxing, overtly divisive agenda of Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

    October 27, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. Thomas

    Sink knew what the rules were. She did not have to respond/read the incomming text. It is not the fault of some aid. She had complete control whether she would violate the rules or not. She chose unwisely.

    October 27, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. ChumBucket

    At first I thought this was a non-issue, but, after I watched the video, I decided that it was important. Look at Sink, she absolutely knows she's not supposed to recieve text messages during the debate, yet she took her time and sat there reading the message, she should have instantly told the make up girl "No".

    She didn't, and then, when explaining herself, she lied and said she didn't know who the message was from, when we can all clearly hear the make up girl say who it was from.

    I don't really like the repub candidate, I don't like his corperate background, but I hate liberal hipocracy worse.

    October 27, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |