Carlos Danger has lost the support of Client No. 9.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer told Chris Matthews on MSNBC that he’s not voting for his fellow Democrat Anthony Weiner in the September NYC primary.
“You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that now?,” Matthews asked. “You don’t think he should be mayor of New York.”
“Fair point; that’s correct,” Spitzer responded.
Eliot Spitzer, a.k.a. Client No. 9, resigned the governorship in 2008 after news broke that he had paid for sex with prostitutes. Like Weiner, he now has his eye on a political comeback in running for the office of New York City comptroller in the same primary.
Spitzer also suggested that he would fire any public sector employee who used government computer equipment for improper purposes.
Weiner was leading in the mayoral polls before sexting scandal 2.0 emerged last week. Though Weiner was already stung for a nearly identical scandal for which he had to resign his House seat in June 2011, apparently he thought the superhero-sounding name of Carlos Danger that he invented would keep him from getting caught this time around.
The former congressman has vowed to continue on with his campaign even though his poll ratings appear to be falling fast. Yesterday Weiner claimed that “There are things in my background that may come up, and they may be distractions, but they’re not going to be distractions for long,” the Wall Street Journal reports. According to another published account, the candidate said “I’m not constructing a campaign around the approval of my peers. I am constructing a campaign around the aspirations of my neighbors.”
Members of Weiner’s own party have blasted him over the scandal. For example, Obama advisor David Axelrod hasn’t minced words about Weiner’s chances: “He is not going to be the next mayor of New York — he is wasting time and space. Mayoral primary rival Christine Quinn scolded Weiner for his “pattern of reckless behavior, an inability to tell the truth, and a real lack of maturity or responsibility.”
Do you find it ironic that even Eliot Spitzer won’t vote for Anthony Weiner for mayor?