This is just pitiful. He’s reduced to possibly a last-place finish in the Democrat primary next Tuesday, he’s a national punchline and just had an ugly meltdown captured on video. Yet he’s just getting started or something. At this point, other than Obama he’s the biggest joke in America.
Anthony Weiner’s friends believe that while his campaign for mayor may have become a joke, it will set him up for a future political comeback.
New York voters puzzle over why Weiner (D) stays in the race despite constant ridicule. The city’s tabloids pump out streams of headlines punning on his name while late-night comics have made him a national punch line.
Instead of dropping out, Weiner has embraced the media maelstrom in a calculated gamble that voters would respect his toughness and dedication to their issues.
A new documentary by Stateless Media captures Weiner’s unorthodox campaign strategy, which sometimes resonated and other times fell flat with voters.
Weiner’s friends say he is setting himself up for a comeback in another race and another year.
Bill Brandt, a close friend of Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, said Weiner’s campaign will clear the way for a future run for office.
“The truth of the matter is he’s been beaten up now for two months nonstop. When he does something for the future, it will be fair of him to say ‘asked and answered’” when reporters ask him about his personal life, said Brandt, who is also a longtime supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
“I’m pretty certain he’ll find his equilibrium and move forward from there. He is a quintessential New Yorker. When you talk about the politics of the city and the state, there are a lot of offices where he can offer phenomenal service,” he added.