Weiner Asks for Sympathy From Voters
TIME – In a video emailed to supporters last week, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner made a plea to New York voters. “I know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say, boy I wish that guy Weiner would quit,” he said into the camera. “They don’t know New York, [they] certainly don’t know me. Quit isn’t the way we roll in New York City. We fight through tough things.” But “tough” doesn’t even begin to describe Weiner’s predicament.
After revelations that Weiner had continued to exchange lewd messages with strangers over the internet a year after he resigned from Congress over similar behavior, a Quinnipiac University poll of likely Democratic primary voters showed Weiner dropped ten points from front-runner to fourth place.