Thursday, September 12, 2013

What kept Anthony Weiner in the New York City mayoralty race till the end?

By Richard K. Barry

After the newer allegations about the creative things Anthony Weiner does on his computer, it seemed unbelievable that he would stay in the New York mayoralty race until the bitter end. As for myself, I didn't care that much about his hobby as long as it was with consenting adults. But after he got caught the first time it seemed politically insane to keep on doing what he was doing given that he obviously wanted to resurrect his political career. In other words, I have always been more concerned about his political judgement than his leisure time activities.

So, predictably, he came in dead last in the Democratic primary with about 5 percent of the vote. Why would he subject himself to such humiliation? Polls can be wrong at times, but there is no way he wasn't going to be humiliated. There is just no sense in this man's thought processes.

And the final scene, in which he gives a reporter from WNBC the finger on election night, says it all. I used to love the way he gave as good as he got on Fox News interviews, but there is something wrong with this fellow. Even considering the totally screwed up world that is politics in America today, Mr. Weiner needs to find another line of work. 

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  • I don't think you could be more wrong. You are reading Nixonland, so you must know about Nixon's unfortunate governor's race concession, "You don't have Nixon to kick around any more..." Six years later, he was elected president.

    I don't expect that from Weiner, but I also don't expect him to disappear. I always thought he was only running as part of the process of rehabilitating his image. It seems I was wrong about that. But if he was serious enough about this campaign to be so angry, you can bet that we will see him back within 6-7 years.

    We will have Weiner to kick around some more!

    By Anonymous Frank Moraes, at 6:59 PM  

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