Over the past two weeks, the American public has been graced by the face of the world’s worst mayoral candidate: Anthony Weiner.
A Democratic candidate for the coveted mayor of New York City position, Weiner is best known for “sexting” and e-dating several women upon his exit from the House of Representatives. The number of women he “sexted” is said to be unidentifiable.
Regarding the issue, Weiner said, “There are more than – there are a few. I don’t have a specific number for you...sometimes they didn’t go consistently. Whatever.”
Well, he should care a lot about his poll numbers, which, according to the Huffington Post, have dropped his spotted campaign down to fourth place. This is not fourth in the entire race for mayor; he controls fourth place in the democratic primary. Evidently, more people care about this issue than he seems to.
I don’t seem to see the relevance of this issue outside of New York City. It yielded plenty of laughs, as the Clintons and most political talk shows beg Weiner to throw in the towel. However, according to various sources, Weiner feels he can bounce back from this scandal, just as Herman Cain did in the 2012 Republican primary…oh, wait.
My columns continue to preach about taking responsibility for one’s actions, and frankly, Weiner is not doing that at all. Actually, Weiner continues to deny how destructive his actions were to his own livelihood and campaign.
The woman at the center of the Anthony Weiner scandal, Sydney Leathers, described him as a “perpetually horny, middle-aged man” on television. The media definitely helped make this weird and convoluted story a national issue. However, it probably should not be one.
Political scandals stick in the minds of everyone involved and everyone watching. For example, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell attempting to bounce back from all of the “gifts” he received throughout his campaign. Although McDonnell currently holds the office, his presidential aspirations are severely hindered. Weiner does not have the same luxury as a candidate.
If this were any other person, they would be turned in and arrested or completely unknown to the public eye. However, due to the fact that Weiner is a well-known public figure, this automatically makes him a news story. If running for mayor does not work out, I am sure there are several independent films that are looking for a director with a dirty mind.