"I'm trying to gauge not only what's right and what feels comfortable right this second, but I'm also thinking, How will I feel in a year or two years or five years? Is this the time that I should be doing it? And then there's the other side of the coin, which is, am I still the same person who I thought would make a good mayor?"
These were the questions Anthony Weiner asked himself in a New York Times Magazine profile published last month that sparked widespread interest in the former Congressman's future political aspirations. The hints came two years after the cyber-sexting scandal that brought down Weiner's Congressional career. And, since then, the politician from Queens has played his cards strategically, to say the least.
His admissions on television interviews have painted him as a man begging to look past the scandal that rocked him and his family a year ago. He reactivated his Twitter after leaving it for... err, obvious reasons. His hypothetical polling in the race has given him more than enough reason to take himself seriously. So who cares about the Clintons? Regardless of their support, this is a candidate who has the potential to change everything.
And, if indications are what we're going on here, that shift might come as soon as next week.More »