Or does he really think New Yorkers are just that stupid.
Anthony Weiner loves the ladies, and apparently they love him back.
Sugar daddy dating website SeekingArrangement.com found that 78 percent of female clients aged 18-26 approve of Weiner.
The website, which connects wealthy patrons with attractive clients, surveyed over 18,000 of its female members and discovered that 63 percent of all women surveyed approved of the New York City mayoral hopeful, with the highest approval ratings coming from the 18-26 demographic.
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Weiner resigned his congressional seat in 2011 after a sexting scandal – dubbed “Weinergate” – revealed he was sending explicit messages to women while he was married.
A second scandal erupted during Weiner’s 2013 run for New York City mayor. Under the alias “Carlos Danger,” Weiner continued to send sexts to at least three other women. Despite calls for him to drop out, Weiner continues his campaign.
A breakdown of SeekingArrangement.com’s stats reveals a 35 percent approval rate (1,833 approve out of 5,287 surveyed) for women 27-34 and 21 percent approval (327 approve out of 1,094 surveyed) from women 35 and older.
So what are we missing he’s not? We know Huma is in it for the family and political connections (and if he loses is SHE going to be pissed!).
But is big Anthony and little Anthony smart…or just insane?
Anthony Weiner has lost his mind.
At least, that’s the conclusion most Democrats have come to…
He recently suggested, for example, that the latest sexting revelations, and whatever else may be coming, will actually benefit him in the race and once he gets to City Hall. “I’m going to be a successful mayor because of it,” he told the Staten Island Advance, “because it’s going to give me a level of independence.”…
“He looks a guy who’s at the deep end of the pool and he really doesn’t know how to swim. For a guy whose whole reputation was how smart a political guy he was, how good he was on camera, how quick witted he was, this is part of the process of unraveling,” said Bill Cunningham, a former communications director for Mayor Mike Bloomberg…
“He’s a guy who’s run amok. He’s in desperate shape, and he’s just trying to find a way to salvage a public career — not only a political career,” he said. “He looks like a punch-drunk guy trying to survive the fight, and he’s just wobbling around the ring, and getting hit with every punch from all directions.”
***The ranks of those finding Weiner offensive seem to cross party lines, gender, ethnicity, and religion. And voters, who were told as he launched his campaign that this chapter of bad behavior was behind him, are having none of it…
Weiner’s fate seems sealed at this point (the good people who handle tech support at Gracie Mansion can breathe a bit easier). Redemption looks to be out of reach, obstinance and delusion are the orders of the day. The cable psychoanalyzing of this public figure is wearing thin, even on the talking heads themselves, who are looking to fill air time during the lazy summer months. (How long, by the way, before Weiner gets his own chat fest?)…
What remains intriguing in this mess of indecency and indiscretion is whether the stink rubs off on his wife, Huma Abedin, who before doing her version of Tammy Wynette last week was one of the most respected and influential operatives in Democratic politics. Now folks are questioning her morals and motivations.
***In his media scrum downstairs, a weary Mr. Weiner tried and failed to engage the media in any talk about housing issues or the Bronx. Meanwhile, the remaining candidates–a pack of underdogs that included Rev. Erick Salgado, former Councilman Sal Albanese and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr.–lobbed shots at Mr. Weiner and the media in their absence.
According to some audience members, as the reporters cleared out, Mr. Carrión shouted, “Shame on you!” One local reverend, speaking at the end of the forum, called the media a “disgrace.” And the predominately black and Latino audience, less fascinated by the scandalous Weiner campaign, was similarly perturbed by Mr. Weiner’s ability to clear the room.
What adults do with each other is their business. What public officials do with each other- and others- is our business. That is the difference Weiner misses, but may now just believe doesn’t matter. Some have compared Hillary and Huma as good women seeking political power willing to take one for the team. (In Clinton’s case you do have to ponder would we even know who she is had Perot not run and Bill had lost. As truly untalented as she is, I argue no.) But as much as we are stuck with Hillary I truly believe we have carrying with us another Clinton legacy of the sixties left over generation. That is our nation is no longer encourage or even allowed to judge behavior, especially bad behavior by those who would chose to rule over us.
And that is our fault.