New Yorkers considering or planning to vote for Anthony Weiner are simply stupid. Weiner cannot be trusted. He lies and lies. Imagine if Weiner was elected mayor of New York: One of America’s most beloved cities would turn into a circus. This man has demonstrated that he’s not committed to being a serious policymaker and leader. He’s been far too focused on cheating on his wife and sexting with multiple women. Weiner cannot even be sure how many women he’s engaged in sexting with and other inappropriate discourses. His sexual corruption would be a tremendous distraction for the city, a city that has some important and pressing issues and problems that need addressing. The people of New York don’t need to have attention taken off essential issues pertaining to education, crime, unemployment, and etc. The massive national media focus on Anthony Weiner and his sexting is certainly not helpful to the genuine issues and problems New Yorkers need addressing.
The Democratic National Committee should call for Weiner to terminate his candidacy for mayor of New York immediately.
Democrats are always challenging Republicans to take a strong and principled stand against those in the Republican Party who say and do foolish things. It’s time for them to do the same in the Weiner case.
Anthony Weiner admitted that he continued to be involved in sexting and inappropriate conversations with women other than his wife for an entire year after he had to resign for doing these things. The public humiliation, the disappointment of his constituents and colleagues, and pain he caused his wife were not enough to stop him from showing off his emaciated body and diminutive penis to multiple women online.
Weiner’s candidacy for mayor of New York is a public spectacle.
In his recent promulgation that he has been involved in more sex scandals, a perspicuous message has emerged: Weiner is attempting to get ahead of those scandals before they’re disclosed by the mainstream media. He hopes people will not view these scandals as important because he was the first one to announce them. The people of New York and the American people see clearly what Weiner is trying to do and it’s not working.
If Weiner had any shred of decency, he wouldn’t continue to put his wife and family through the unremitting torture and pain of having to hear about his sexting with a number of women online. Although his wife has publicly expressed that she supports her husband and has forgiven him, this doesn’t mean she’s not continuing to relive the horror of her husband’s indiscretions each day he stays in the race.
Weiner is a man without any scruples; therefore, we cannot expect him to drop out of the race on his own. The Democratic National Committee, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other powerful Democrats must put pressure on him to discontinue his candidacy. The people of New York deserve a race for mayor that’s substantive, and Weiner’s presence in the race makes this impossible. At some point, more Democrats are going to have to do the responsible thing and urge Anthony Weiner (a.k.a. “Carlos Danger”) to end his candidacy for mayor.
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Mother of Young Sexting Partner: ‘God Help New York If He Gets To Be Mayor’… (stlouis.cbslocal.com)
- Watch: Weiner Jokes About Scandal, Won’t Drop Out (abcnews.go.com)
- Anthony Weiner Falls in Polls After Latest Sexting Scandal (newsy.com)
- As Democrats tell Anthony Weiner to ‘get a clue,’ calls to leave race mount (csmonitor.com)
- Anthony Weiner admits sexting with at least three women since his last political scandal for sexting (news.nationalpost.com)
- Anthony Weiner blames marital woes for sexting snafu as Dems say: Quit (washingtontimes.com)
- Anthony Weiner remains defiant amid sexting scandal (outfront.blogs.cnn.com)
- The Dirtiest Campaign Speech Anthony Weiner Never Gave (respublicamyblog.wordpress.com)