The Herald reports:
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner forged ahead with his political comeback attempt, shrugging off calls for him to quit the race over revelations that he began a new raunchy online relationship well after similar behaviour destroyed his congressional career.
As rivals and newspapers pressed the Democrat to bow out a day after he acknowledged he kept sexting even after he resigned from Congress two years ago, Weiner prepared to testify at a public housing hearing and participate in a candidate forum in the evening.
He told supporters in an email that he regrets “not saying explicitly” how long the exchanges extended, but emphasized that his indiscretions have stopped.
I’d say they stopped around 48 hours ago!
Today, two of the city’s major newspapers, The New York Times and the Daily News, said the 48-year-old Democrat had exhausted his opportunities for forgiveness with his latest indiscretions, which went on well after he resigned from the House of Representatives.
“The serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye” and the mayoral race, the Times wrote.
The Daily News declared Weiner to be “lacking the dignity and discipline that New York deserves in a mayor,” and said “his demons have no place in City Hall.”
It will be interesting to see the next polls as he was leading the Democrat field, and NYC is a very Democrat heavy city.Tags: Anthony Weiner