The political world is abuzz with rumors that former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is thinking of running for Mayor of New York City in 2013, to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg!
There has also been discussion of the possibility of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer running for Mayor as well.
Both New York politicians resigned after sex scandals, which would ordinarily destroy their future careers, but at least Spitzer has been a host of news shows on CNN and now the CURRENT channel, and has come across very well as a political commentator.
One could argue that after such scandals and disgrace, that these and others, including former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, the 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, should just go into the woodwork and never re-emerge again!
And yet, Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter survived a sex scandal, never resigned, and was reelected to the Senate!
So the best answer is that anyone has a right to run for public office, and the scandals will reflect on their character, but ultimately, IF the American people want a former disgraced politician to run and win, that is their right, and none of us should condemn such action by the candidates, or by the people who choose to support them!
I really liked Anthony W….but NO. He needs to stay out of the piblic light for 10 years at least and do a lot of good, meaningful work. With pictures out there in cyber space and seen by millions…. I am still very angry that this rising star made a damn fool of himself when the country needed him most.
Ron fix my typo…it should say public!
HAHA! At least, you do not spell it “pubic”! 🙂 LOL