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Video: Anthony Weiner polls second in NYC mayoral race as campaign expands
Hotair ^ | 05/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/22/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Hey, if Mark Sanford can find redemption at the polls after having an affair, why can’t Anthony Weiner after, er, exposing himself? Let the campaign of a thousand double entendres begin! Weiner inexplicably provides the first in his video, talking about the plight of the middle class and the lack of traditional upward mobility — saying that “it’s getting harder and harder every day.” No, I’m not kidding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x92OWufIWcU#!

Difficult, Anthony, difficult. Someone get this man a thesaurus, please.

Nonetheless, Weiner is finding some sympathy for his big comeback. According to a new poll in the Big Apple from Quinnipiac, Weiner enters the race in second place behind Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary — but with only 15% in a crowded field:

Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner formally unveiled his campaign to become New York City’s mayor late on Tuesday, and just a few hours later, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows Weiner remains in second place in September’s Democratic primary following his six-week trial balloon. With Christine Quinn‘s standing in the primary continuing to slip, according to the poll, the City Council speaker edges closer to losing her early frontrunner status, and the race is wide open.

Quinn leads Weiner, 25 percent to 15 percent, the poll shows. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the party’s 2009 nominee, are tied for third place, each earning 10 percent of the vote. John Liu, the current comptroller, is at 6 percent, and former Councilman Sal Albanese is at 2 percent. More than one in four voters, 27 percent, are undecided.

In the previous poll, conducted about a month ago, Quinn led Weiner, 28 percent to 15 percent.But while the change in Quinn’s vote share is within the margin of error, she has slipped significantly on another important measure. Asked whether they approve of the way she is handling her job as Council speaker, 59 percent of Democrats say they do, while 30 percent disapprove. In early April, 68 percent of Democratic voters approved of Quinn’s job performance, compared to only 14 percent who disapprove.

In order to avoid a runoff, the Democrats have to give 40% of the vote to one candidate in the first round, and that looks less and less likely. Weiner’s entry into the race will almost ensure that Democrats have to endure two rounds of voting, which may not make Weiner very popular, either. That 15% so far looks like a ceiling rather than a floor, as Quinn’s erosion hasn’t improved Weiner’s standing at all.

And why should it? At least with Sanford, an argument could be made that his affair was a private matter (although his disappearance from office and ethics violation were certainly not). Weiner took photos of his genitalia and published them, inadvertently or not, to women other than his wife. That’s the kind of behavior that we’d expect people to give up as teenagers, not indulge as members of Congress. Weiner then tried to lie about it and issue accusations about the motives of his critics, and only admitted it when his lies and denials were no longer sustainable. Is that the kind of accountability that voters want in New York City?

It’s entirely possible that Weiner has redeemed himself and truly repented of his actions; I hope that he has, for his own sake and for his family. That doesn’t mean that voters owe Weiner a position of responsibility, just as they didn’t owe one to Sanford, either. Voters never did get an opportunity to hold Weiner accountable for his actions — but they certainly do now. If the Big Apple cannot find a candidate with a better track record on trust and judgment to lead America’s biggest city, then that will be a bigger joke than anything we’ll hear in this season of double entendres.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; mayor; nyc; weiner

1 posted on 05/22/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
And they complain about Despot Bloomberg, yet these idiots will vote either for the lesbian vampire or the wee wee man. What is that saying? "You made your bed now lie in it." No sympathy whatsoever. Go ahead and shoot yourself in the foot stupid New York morons.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 8:26:36 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeekAndFind
They'll be moving to the next phase, so his handlers will make sure he is the next mayor.

His wife needs continued access and Hillary is wounded, maybe out of the game. The show must go on. "Forward", doncha know.

The Beast is rising! Prepare to pray and pay homage to the Beast that preys upon YOU.

3 posted on 05/22/2013 8:30:10 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s going to take 2nd place and force a runoff against the lesbian Bloomberg Mini-Me. And he will probably win in the runoff after Billy Blisters and Hitlery jump in to help him.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 8:36:26 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind

Good to see Weiner in for the long pull


5 posted on 05/22/2013 8:37:08 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC and Wiener deserve each other; it’s a match made in heaven.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: GBA

The muslim brotherhood needs access to New York City’s anti-terrorism intelligence. Hitlery will make sure Weiner wins and Huma gets what she wants.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind
Weiner will probably be erected NYC mayor. Why? New Yorkers like electing richard craniums.

5.56mm

8 posted on 05/22/2013 8:40:04 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SeekAndFind
New Yorkers get the leadership they deserve.

The best route in the NYC area is the one that passes through Pennsylvania!

9 posted on 05/22/2013 8:42:09 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: M Kehoe

The DEMOCRATIC VOTERS would vote for a DOG WHO SAVED HIS REAR END AND PUT ON A PAIR OF GLASSES as long as their government checks keep coming in. They will RELISH this WEINER and MUSTER support for his BUNS.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 8:44:02 AM PDT by spawn44 ( moo)
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To: SeekAndFind

You said “Wiener poll”.

Is there a picture for that?


11 posted on 05/22/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: SeekAndFind

How far the U.S. has declined when the once great cif New York can do no better than this. A sicko who was also naive enough to be tricked into a pseudo marriage with Hillary and Bill’s favorite Muslim Brotherhood plant.


12 posted on 05/22/2013 9:03:48 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: M Kehoe

RE: Weiner will probably be erected NYC mayor.

I bet the above is not a typo ... :)


13 posted on 05/22/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Next thing you know crazy New York City residents will be pushing the Weiner/Holder ticket in 2016.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 9:08:03 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

New York deserves him.


15 posted on 05/22/2013 9:15:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind
;^)

5.56mm

16 posted on 05/22/2013 9:25:38 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SeekAndFind
The Democrats in New York City are leaches and scumbags but they will nominate a dyke over Tone the Bone; bank on it. She will win and go down as the mayor who turned New York City around and once again make it what was sarcastically called “Fun City” in the pre Rudy days. The dyke will chase business out raise taxes and stop the cops from stopping crime. Bank on that too.
17 posted on 05/22/2013 9:26:58 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL!

Just what NYC deserves, a choice between another little prick, or a dyke that plays with plastic ones.

Bwaahahahaahaahaaa!


18 posted on 05/22/2013 9:38:01 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind
If he's elected, what will Huma Weiner do?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 05/22/2013 9:39:11 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Covenantor

RE: Just what NYC deserves, a choice between another little prick, or a dyke that plays with plastic ones.

Or they can elect Rudy Giuliani’s former Deputy Mayor — Joe Lotta or Supermarket magnate, John Catsamatides. But then, they’re Republicans...


20 posted on 05/22/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think there’s any scandal that could make Weiner pull out early. Even if Weiner’s staff were to leak something prematurely, for example, I think Weiner’s handlers will keep him propped up.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 9:47:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Come on, he’s the total package. I don’t want to be too hard on him. I don’t have a bone to pick with that guy.

But I bet if there are any more embarrasing revelations, He might step aside. I guess he wouldn’t be able to stick it out any longer.

One minute he’s in, one minute he’s out ...


22 posted on 05/22/2013 9:52:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Democrats will hang Weiner out to dry.


23 posted on 05/22/2013 9:53:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: wku man

RE: If he’s elected, what will Huma Weiner do?

He really is trying to make things better with his wife. You can tell he’s sorry. Like today he sent her a picture of his Weiner with a little sad face on it

But if Uma divorces him, I would really like to see him become the next ‘Bachelor’.


24 posted on 05/22/2013 9:54:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Mr. K

RE: The Democrats will hang Weiner out to dry.

Well, One thing we know about Weiner is that he knows how to stand firm...


25 posted on 05/22/2013 9:55:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Having escaped NYC after 30 odd ( and I do mean odd ) years there, I can say with confidence that the odds of NYC dwellers elected a more or less true Republican are longer than that of having a snowball throwing league in Hades.

Last NYC with an R tag was... Bloombuggy.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind

PLEASE NYC, please, please, please elect Anthony Weiner as mayor! I can just picture the victory parade down Fifth Avenue with Anthony and Hum-a-Weiner riding astride the Weinermobile, waving (his pole?) to the crowds.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 10:11:48 AM PDT by LazloToth
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To: SeekAndFind

New York. sigh...


28 posted on 05/22/2013 10:16:59 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: SeekAndFind
Not Quite Sure If This is an Anthony Weiner Endorsement or Not
29 posted on 05/22/2013 10:17:08 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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