Anthony Weiner’s nascent mayoral campaign is off to a rough start.
Weiner made his candidacy for mayor of New York official in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, and since then there’s no indication that the process is going particularly well.
The former rising star in the Democratic Party can’t shake the scandal that forced him to resign from Congress, and he may be throwing fuel on the fire.
Asked this morning whether there was another shoe to drop in the sextweeting scandal that ousted him, Weiner admitted, Well, yeah.
“People may decide that they want to come forward and say here’s another email that I got, here’s another photograph, but I’m certainly not going to do that,” he said on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show.
He called the incident an “enormous private failing” that he couldn’t explain away.
“I was deceptive to my wife and I was trying to conceal from my wife this embarrassing thing that I had done,” Weiner said. “I reacted to it wrong.”
Not to mention that with friends like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who needs enemies?
Asked by reporters about Weiner’s run for mayor, Cuomo didn’t mince words.
“So if Anthony Weiner wants to run for mayor, he can run for mayor,” Cuomo said.
And if he wins?
“Shame on us,” he added.
Tell us how you really feel, governor.
And now there’s an even stranger twist to the tale.
Hopefully, not too many New Yorkers noticed.