Weiner's in the Race, And His Campaign Ad Is Remarkably Unsexy

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The better-than-rumor rumors are true: We have a Weiner in the mayoral race, and he has 64 reasons why, according to the debut campaign ad.

"Look, I made some big mistakes, and I know I let a lot of people down. But I've also learned some tough lessons," the former congressman, who resigned in 2011 after leaking an online photo of his erection, says more than a minute-and-a-half in.

Otherwise, the ad sticks to a reliable, if staid, formula that champions middle-classness, affordable rent, and jobs with benefits. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, also gets some notable airtime. "We love this city. And no one will work harder to make it better than Anthony," Abedin tells the camera toward the end.

In April, a Quinnipiac University poll showed that Weiner could actually stand a chance in the Democratic primary, landing second to Speaker Christine Quinn with 15 percent of the vote. Will Weiner's name recognition win out in the end? Game on.

(h/t Jill Colvin/NYObserver)

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NeonMosfet
NeonMosfet

It wouldn't matter, anymore. In light of Michelle Bachman's latest idiocy on how God will repeal Obamacare  Any campaign would work. Would you like a Big Gulp diet to wash that wiener down?


Angela Garcia as NeonMosfet

skkyifudu
skkyifudu

The first 3 comments.... the guy showed a pic of his bulge, get over yourselves. Nobody, I repeat NOBODY is perfect, and you're full of shit if you strive to be perfect or act like you are.

I'm honestly tired of having Bruce Wayne as a mayor.

JohnnyDeep
JohnnyDeep

So he's a perv....meh. There's much worse crimes than that politicos make everyday. Sanford takes state funds and flies to his mistress, but he can still win w/ the GOP....country hasnt collapsed.

He's got my vote over Bloomie 2.0....er, Quinn.

Brian Perfect
Brian Perfect

If the d-bags want to vote for him, then this country needs to collapse.

Barry Polis
Barry Polis

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town. George Carlin

howardhuges53
howardhuges53

He's a little freak, a perv, a sheenie boy in man's world. He's better of getting a job in Fleet Week's Gay Nightlife.

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