Anthony Weiner Might Actually Win the New York City Mayoral Race

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 10:01 am

It seems Anthony Weiner may be the final piece of proof that “scandals” of purely of a sexual and personal nature are no longer a significant hindrance in American politics. The latest NBC NY/WSJ/Marist poll of the New York City mayoral race found that Weiner’s standing has improved significantly and he now has a very [...]

NYC Mayor: Weiner’s Support Grows but the Runoff Will Be a Problem

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 9:51 am

Since Anthony Weiner officially announced his return to politics, his support in the New York mayoral race has grown significantly. According to a new Marist poll, he is now in second place, trailing Christine Quinn by only five points in the Democratic primary. From Marist: Among registered Democrats in New York City, including those who [...]

Weiner Is Back

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 9:55 am

Now that individuals like David Vitter and Mark Sanford have proven there is simply no sex based scandal that a heterosexual male politician can’t recover from, it has encouraged Anthony Weiner to get back into politics. Just two years after resigning from Congress because of sending sexual pictures to random women, Weiner is launching a [...]

Cain’s Crisis: It’s Often the Coverup, Not the Scandal, That Does the Damage

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 11:28 am

You often see it in politics.  An embarrassing or damaging story breaks about a politician, and instead of directly confronting the issue with a single, fully honest answer, the politician makes things much worse, causing the story to drag on by offering a series of inconsistent statements, hoping to cover up the truth. We recently [...]

Weiner Resignation and Redistricting

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 1:30 pm

It is an ill wind that does not blow some good. Or so Democrats might be thinking. Since Rep. Weiner is leaving there will not be a brutal fight when New York State looses two House seats.

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