The Bill McCollum for attorney general rumor had been swirling about Tallahassee for more than a week. Matt Dixon at POLITICO Florida finally chased it down and got McCollum on the record. McCollum may indeed be “thinking about” running for office, as career political animals like him are wont to do. But in the end, he won’t get into the race. Here’s why. It’s been eight long years since he last tasted the sweet nectar of political power, and McCollum, the thirsty politician that he is, is parched.