A writer and New York native says disgraced former Congressman
Anthony Weiner has no choice but to run for mayor of New York
Kerry Picket of Breitbart.com says Anthony Weiner is trying to
rebuild his political career after leaving office in 2011 due to a
sexting scandal with a woman who is not his wife. At the same time,
Pickett says Weiner has a lot of money to repay to the citizens of
the Big Apple.
According to Picket, Weiner "essentially has to run to pay back
the taxpayer because if he doesn't run, then the New York City
taxpayer has to basically take the hit for the matching funds that
he ended up getting for the last race."
It will not be an easy win for the mayor's office. The
Breitbart.com writer notes that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a
fellow Democrat, has publicly said it would be "a shame" if Weiner
is elected to public office.
"Sure, New York City is a very liberal place," Picket says, "but
there are already about three other candidates in the Democratic
primary who could very well take the mayor's office."
Regardless, with the pictures that are still out there -
including some that have not even been published - Picket believes
Weiner is going to have a difficult time getting the acceptance of
not just New Yorkers at large, but members of his own party.
Weiner initially said he was the victim of a prank, and
left-leaning news outlets blamed conservative speaker and writer
Andrew Breitbart. Weiner later apologized to Breitbart.