What more can you say about Anthony Weiner? The guy was given a second chance at a political career and had a damn good chance at becoming the next mayor of New York. Not now. Despite his vow to stay in the race, it’s just a matter of time before he bows out. The pressure for him to give it up will only intensify over the next while.
Briefly, here’s my take on the whole sordid affair. Weiner has issues…obviously. What two consenting adults do in the privacy of their cell phones is their business and theirs alone…and that of the people in their lives who are directly affected. In this case – Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin. I feel for her, given the pain and humiliation her husband has put her through. It must be hard enough to deal with a partner’s infidelity in the privacy of one’s home, I can’t imagine what it would be like to have to do so under the scrutiny of the world’s media.
And then there’s the man’s inability to control his sexual wants even though the same behavior cost him his Congressional seat last time around. Combining public fame with the Internet and nude photos of oneself is not a good idea…ever. You’d think that Weiner would have learned that lesson two years ago. He didn’t. Or can’t. It doesn’t matter which. He did it and and with that lewd behavior, gave up any chance of becoming the next mayor of New York this time around.
So be it. My advice to Anthony Weiner is that his time would be better spent on salvaging a marriage and attempting to make peace with his inner demons as opposed to doubling down on a mayoral race he can no longer win.