Also, his campaign manager quit.
Going directly to the people further proved to be a bad idea for Weiner’s when he was confronted by an angry voter on live television, over the weekend. Peg Brunda, a former New York City Department of Education employee told the smiling candidate that she wanted to address him in front of the cameras.
Then came the shaming.”Had I conducted myself in the manner in which you conducted yourself, my job would’ve been gone,” said Brunda.
Weiner should have walked away, but he needed clarification, “In the privacy of your own home?”
“Yes, in the privacy of my own home,” she responded. “I don’t quite understand how you would have the moral authority as the administrator of this city to oversee employees when your standard of conduct is so much lower than the standard of conduct that’s expected of us.”
Mid-way through her point, Weiner sensed that Brunda wasn’t on his side. “I wanna let other people make the decision for themselves, fair enough?”
Needless to say, the 48-year-old isn’t up for the congeniality award.
Anthony Weiner has lost his mind.
At least, that’s the conclusion most Democrats have come to.
There’s really no other way they can explain how he’s handled the revelations of his post-resignation sexts and his combative encounters with voters over the weekend looking for him to quit the mayor’s race. But Monday night’s needlessly dismissive brush off of the Clintons — the first family of Democratic politics who consider his wife a second daughter — surprised even people who thought they couldn’t be surprised anymore by his political self-destructiveness.
And all for a campaign that’s plummeting in the polls and heading, with every passing hour, toward a seemingly more inevitable fiery end.
Ex-New York Governor Elliot Spitzer ( who had his own career-damaging sex scandal, but involving a prostitute) gave his opinion on MSNBC’s Hardball. “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner — can you just say that now? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York,” host Chris Matthews asked Spitzer.
“Fair point. That is correct.”
No matter the disdain, unless he’s forced out of the race, Weiner isn’t budging. “Quit isn’t the way we roll in New York City,” he said in a recording posted on his campaign website today. “We fight through tough things.”
See the entire video below.