WASHINGTON — Anthony Weiner, whose most recent sexting scandal rocked New York City, will not step out of his current campaign for mayor.
Reuters reports Weiner will not bow out of the New York City mayoral race after being under increasing public pressure. However, the polls are on his side and show that he is neck-and-neck with Democrat front-runner Christine Quinn.
Weiner and the other mayoral challengers are seeking to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has nicknames of his own like “Nanny Bloomberg” for his heavy-handed policies like bans on certain sizes and amounts of soda consumption. Weiner used the pseudonym “Carlos Danger” in his recent sexting scandal, which started last summer.
In the press conference announcing the scandal, Weiner stood by his wife Huma Abedin to admit his guilt. Abedin, who worked closely with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said she has forgiven him and it is time to move on. Some conservatives say that she is taking a page out of Hillary’s playbook in order to remain close to power of any sort. It also does not help that she has somesuspicious ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
This second scandal started back last summer, which indicates that Weiner had not learned his lesson from two years ago where he resigned his congressional seat to seek help. He, like disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, is asking voters for another chance.
Spitzer resigned when he was accused of soliciting prostitutes and he is running for office as a New York Comptroller. One of his opponents? His former madam who supplied him with prostitutes.
The irony abounds in these New York races as of late.
This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.