Now, it’s one thing to get caught texting nude photos of yourself to a half-dozen women while in Congress and, shortly after being caught, resign. But when you do it again to another woman two years later and then run for the position as mayor of New York City… That’s just not right.
But that is exactly what Anthony Weiner is attempting to do.
His congressional career ended two years ago in 2011 when he sent sexually explicit messages and pictures to around a half-dozen women. Once caught, he swiftly and eagerly resigned.
You would think Weiner learned his lesson from that sobering and embarrassing scandal, but this isn’t so.
New information has come out that shows that Weiner had been keeping in contact with another woman in July 2012 and August 2012 after first talking on Formspring a year after resigning from Congress. This was also only seven months after his wife, Huma Abedin, had their first child.
The other woman wrote on her blog that he offered to get a condo in Chicago where they could meet up, and she also had phone sex with him and sent each other nude photos. He sent pictures of his penis to her through a Yahoo email under the name “Carlos Danger.” Soon after, the pictures were posted on TheDirty.com.
With all of that out in the open, it isn’t a surprise that Abedin stood an arms-length away from him at a press conference for his mayoral campaign.
And it must have been an extremely awkward moment when he apologized again for his actions and admitted his vile actions caused “challenges” in his marriage.
“As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me,” he said.
While he promises that his actions are behind him, one of my concerns is that if he’s said all that before and yet he did it twice, the chances of him doing it again are pretty high…
The New York Times agrees that he should step down from the race for mayor.
They said that Weiner "should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City."
It also isn’t a surprise that his rivals also urge him to reconsider his campaign. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and fellow campaigner is upfront with his distaste for Weiner.
"Enough is enough," de Blasio said. "The sideshows of this election have gotten in the way of the debate we should be having about the future of this city."
While Weiner never outwardly confirmed what the reports said from his most recent fling with the other woman, the rumors may still affect the polls for voting, or even whether he makes it to the polls. New York City is waiting to hear what comes out of Weiner’s mouth next.