When I left for vacation last week, things were pretty bad for the once-high-flying and now floundering mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner. “Carlos Danger” entered the annals of great names that could either be Bond villains or porn stars. And thanks to a couple of never-before-seen photos, we have now seen everything there is to see of Weiner — from every conceivable angle.
I know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians who say that ‘boy I wish that guy Weiner would quit.’ 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. We are a tough city. There are people all over new york who get up in the morning with a pretty tough day ahead of them and they don’t quit….
You know me, I’m all about second chances. Nowhere in the world are second chances more likely and those fighters more revered than New York City. “Quit” doesn’t exist in the Big Apple dictionary. But “chutzpah” does. Weiner’s minute-message is the very definition of the word famously butchered by Michele Bachmann.
New Yorkers don’t like quitters. But they really don’t like folks who don’t know when to quit. Weiner is in danger of being that guy.
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