NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Anthony Weiner may be making a political comeback — possibly even a run for mayor — but it appears that New Yorkers aren’t ready to get on his bandwagon anytime soon.
“It’s pretty ballsy,” a resident of East 83rd Street in Manhattan told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “I mean I think people get second chances in this culture, and that’s all well and good, but he’s a little creepy.”
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports
“I can’t even imagine him daring to run,” he said. “He became a joke, and I don’t think the joke will wear off. Talented or not, I can’t imagine people taking him seriously.”
Numerous people on 82nd Street and 2nd Avenue told Schuck that what happened to Weiner is too bad, because they probably would have voted for him for mayor if it weren’t for his scandal.
“It is creepy,” Matthew Goldstein of the Upper East Side added. “Not as creepy as [Eliot] Spitzer, but it’s an eight [on the creep scale]. Spitzer was maybe a nine.”
If these opinions are any indication, maybe the former Congressman shouldn’t start printing those “Weiner For Mayor” bumper stickers quite yet.
Weiner resigned in disgrace in June of 2011 after lewd pictures he sent to at least six women surfaced. Weiner initially denied sending a salacious photo over Twitter, saying that his account had been hacked. He then modified his story, calling it a prank. In short order, though, the true scope of the situation became clear.
“Weinergate,” as it came to be known, even prompted a company to build an anatomically correct Anthony Weiner doll.
New Yorkers, would you consider supporting Anthony Weiner if he made a comeback? Or has that ship simply sailed? Let us know in the comments section below…