Amid Growing Storm, Weiner Dumped By Campaign Manager
As basically everyone races to pronounce his political life DOA
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2013 11:41 AM CDT
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner after a tour of Superstorm Sandy victims on Staten Island on Friday, July 26, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – Huma Abedin is thus far still standing behind her man, but the guy running Anthony Weiner's campaign for New York City mayor is not. Weiner's 31-year-old campaign manager, Danny Kedem, has quit, reports the New York Times, in the latest tire to blow out for an increasingly battered and bare-bones campaign. Weiner confirmed Kedem's departure this morning, noting, “Danny has left the campaign. He did a remarkable job." Kedem put his long-shot candidate atop the polls—before the latest round of sexting emerged. It's not the only blow for Weiner today, as top politicians raced to the Sunday shows to throw Weiner under the bus. A sampling:

  • David Axelrod, as per Politico: "At this point it's absurd. He is not going to be the next mayor of New York. He is wasting time and space. It's time for him to go away and let New York have its mayor's race."
  • Peter King: "He should do himself and everybody a favor and step to the sidelines. He is not psychologically qualified to be mayor of the city of New York. I just can't see any way, even if this latest scandal would not have come out, that Anthony Weiner could have won."
  • Mayoral rival Christine Quinn: "When you see scandal after scandal about this, what it does is create even more distrust and maybe even disgust in government. We really need to move beyond that." And further: "Has he disqualified himself? Yes. He disqualified himself, but not just because of these scandals. He didn't have the qualifications when he was in Congress. He was in Congress for 12 years, he passed one bill."
  • Former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers: The Clintons "would like to see this go away. It's very painful for the Clintons. They are genuinely very close to Huma." And it's all over but the singing anyway: “He may still be in the race, but his campaign is over. Voters are willing to forgive people as long as the person is genuinely sorry and tries to change. Anthony Weiner's played voters for fools.”

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sandrae
Jul 30, 2013 1:07 AM CDT
Let me volunteer that I see nothing inappropriate about my former remarks that they should be "flagged"... no name calling, no insults about a person's genitals, no Oscar Mayer Mobile jokes... just a mature observation. But, of course, my comments were neither Republican or Democratic, just humane.
sandrae
Jul 30, 2013 12:56 AM CDT
'Well... here it goes all over again, just like in grammar and high school... all the cruel remarks and fun-making of my surname.' I can guarantee this is a thought racing through Anthony Weiner's head 10 times a day. I wonder what it is like to absorb bullyism to this extent and keep going up the ladder (which is what he did). Is there a therapist around who can help him? Don't know. But I do know he is someone quite capable of being the Mayor of New York, and I am sure any former staffpeople of his will vouch for that. He is a hard worker and an intelligent man -- and that is who his wife, Huma, knows. No one should expect someone of her class to dress up as a rat to appease the public. So, all I can say about Danny Kedem is: He got his headline... his moment. The voters of the City of New York are a smart, moxy bunch of folks who do not need any outside agitators with their negative bantering. And, Anthony is tired of bullies who are not going to do anything but fuel his fire. He was trained to forebear by bullies!
Junkhead
Jul 29, 2013 6:08 PM CDT
I personally like stupid subservient woman they are just so hot.Anthony is the perfect mayor for such a shit hole like NY and he s a perverted jew, it don't get better than that folks!! . People say its his personal life ....but he is just a liar,,/.perfect democrat or republican for that matter...We need to abide by the constitution that is why our fathers made it ...there are no honest men... im just sayin.....