I might vote for him for the entertainment value he will bring.
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Considering that Giuliani and Bloomberg both ran on the Republican ticket I don't know that I'd call this a Democrat town. As I've stated in a past post Weiner sponsored 191 bills and NONE of them passed. So, it doesn't seem like he's too effective at much of anything, except coming up with lame excuses and apologies.
I think we are judging him by different criteria.
What other criteria should there be? If the man can't build a coalition and get people to come around to his way of thinking what use will he be as a mayor.
Sometimes entertainment is enough.
...I think a few of my co-workers are kept around for such reasons.
I saw him on the news last night. As he walked off the podium I noticed he couldn't even stand up straight. He was sort of hunched over. If body language means anything, I would think that he's still uncomfortable in the public eye and it's going to take some time to get that bravado of his back.
Would Viagra help?
It's been rumored Funko is coming out with an Anthony Weiner Bobble Crotch Doll.
He is reportedly gaining on Quinn.
Good. Someone needs to take her down.your anger is delicious. - dieter
He's probably not the one to do it. When he made his official announcement that he was running for mayor at midnight on the web, a photo of the PTTTSBURGH skyline was behind him. I can just imagine the snide remarks that are going to be made about that. He seems to be his own worst enemy.
Weiner didn't appear at the recent Rent Stabilization board hearing.
How is he going to give people the unrealistic belief that he can fulfill wishes, if he does not make the effort to impersonate a genie?
Thompson just got endorsements from Rangel, Dinkins and the Teachers Union.
....if someone is going to take on Quinn, it is going to be him.
If he keeps up the good work, he may get my endorsement.
Lots of photos of the candidates being civil to each other:
We may want to save these, because as we get closer to the primary, we are likely to get sniping.
Thompson is getting some very good press, in key media sources
...ones which cater to people who vote and donate $:
He could win this.
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According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 17% of registered Democrats in Gotham say they would vote for Weiner if their party's mayoral primary were held today, with 19% supporting City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who had been the longtime front-runner in the race. Quinn's two percentage point margin over Weiner is well within the survey's sampling error, meaning the race can be considered a dead heat.
In Quinnpiac's previous poll, which was conducted in mid-May, Quinn stood at 25%, ten points ahead of Weiner, who had the support of 15% of Democrats.
Looking more and more like a W(e)inner.your anger is delicious. - dieter
It's funny, or maybe not, because I read an article in Newsday yesterday that cited a poll (can't remember which one)that put Weiner at 25% and Quinn at 20%. Heaven help NYC.
At the moment, we have a bunch of choices. In theory, any one of them could win:
•Bill de Blasio
•Adolfo Carrión, Jr.
•John A. Catsimatidis
•Joseph J. Lhota
Imagine if Weiner wins for mayor and Spitzer for comptroller we can have a sleaziest politician poll.
It kinda makes me ashamed to be a New Yorker.
I haven't found the time or energy to research any of these people much (besides Quinn and Weiner). Does anyone have enough of a understanding on the various characters to give a cliffs notes version of their policies and standings on issues?
Each is still making their policies known, and refining their pitches.
However, I am presently leaning toward voting for Bill Thompson
Yeah, Eliot Spitzer - see what happens when we encourage these people? As if him being a publicity hound, grating asshole and sleazy hypocrite weren't enough to kill this candidacy in the crib, how about the fact that there is not one G.D. reason to think he is qualified to be the comptroller of a large organization! Does he have an accounting background? No. Successful financier? Nope. Work his way up through similar jobs in the government? Nuh-uh. He might be able talk his way past HR, but any hiring manager in the private sector would tell him that he is, "a bad fit for the role". And yet...and yet...
I have formulated a theory that most voters in New York City do not know what a comptroller is or what one does.
Comptroller... Isn't it what you use to change channels on the tv?
but did he even know her?
comptroller spitzerdestination: roam
Is Complementary sex better than the kind one pays for?
I assume he has an informed opinion.
Exactly, I guess. It doesn't even matter if the guy can do the job or people know what the job is. It's just, "Hur dur Spitzer I remember him!" Or were we being sarcastic? Because I don't think a lot of people are...
Coalition for New York says if these two guys are elected New York will become a laughing stock. It seems that even in today's society character still plays a part. Just think of the jokes made about Wash D.C. after Marion Barry was reelected after being convicted of crack use.
I miss the old days of Brooklynian, back when we had some Democratic stalwarts who would insist that political party was different.
I think if Pres. Obama is ever found "fooling around" the Democrat party would implode. That would be the straw that broke the camel's back. He may not be the best president but he seems to be the most moral of the Dems.
Spitzer tops Democratic rival Scott Stringer in the city comptroller's race by a commanding 48-33 percent among registered Democrats, while Weiner is about even with his closest rival Christine Quinn — 25 percent to 22 percent — in the crowded Democratic mayoral field, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.your anger is delicious. - dieter
According to that same Quinnipiac poll Thompson would beat either Quinn or Weiner in a runoff and since no candidate is expected to get the 40% of the primary vote needed to avoid that a runoff in September seems likely.
Weiner's poll numbers are sinking, or maybe they're just becoming flaccid. Either way, hopefully this city will soon be done with him.
Meanwhile, candidates like Thompson are struggling to get any media coverage.
They can't complete with the easy press that Weiner and Quinn generate. Once again, this is becoming a race that has little to do with the issues that most effect this city.
Well, you know the old saying, "nice guys finish last."
...while sexting isn't especially related to one's qualifications, the race is looking like Quinn has a solid footing.
With all this internal strife going on in the Democrat party the Republican candidates are getting no coverage at all.
I agree. That seems to be true even of the media that is traditionally Republican (WSJ, Post).
For example I know that Adolfo Carrión, Jr. and Joseph J. Lhota are believed to be running neck and neck, but their appearances are not getting coverage.
As they always do, I'm sure they are presently appearing before the Chamber of Commerce, the police unions, Staten Island audiences, and the Realty entities to state how they would forward their interests, but I have not read an article recently.
I guess the real issues will be made clear after the primaries because there's way too much distraction now.
As a result of Bloomberg leaving the city in good financial shape and pretty low crime rate, I'd be surprised if the Republicans were able to gain much traction.
...It is hard to run on a "tough on crime", "lower taxes and less spending" platform when those issues aren't dominant on many people's minds.
The media has declared open season on Weiner.
Anthony Weiner's week just got worse. The New Yorker magazine's new issue skewers the New York City mayoral candidate in a cartoon depicting the former congressman straddling the Empire State Building spire and taking a "selfie" with a smartphone:
Wow, the Empire State Buildings notoriety just went from King Kong to King Dong.
Thompson seems annoyed none of the real issues are being covered:
“I have nothing to say about his campaign,” Mr. Thompson offered, labeling Mr. Weiner “a distraction.”
“This is what we’re talking about?” he asked as the questions continued, reiterating his call for Mr. Weiner to withdraw his candidacy. “Less than 45 days out, I think 44 days now, … we’re not talking about housing. We’re not talking about jobs. We’re not talking about education … I don’t think anyone’s listening to that any longer.”
According to an article in yesterday's Newsday, Weiner's congressional campaign was just fined $20,000 because after he resigned he failed to a) return the money to donors or b) designate to go to another campaign. Well, if he ends up out of politics he can always get a job as a photographer. He seems to know his F stops.
With his poll numbers dropping it's rumored Weiner is in negations for the lead role in the upcoming revival of one of Broadways greatest all time hits, Diddler On The Roof .