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Weiner's inner circle says he's prepping for future comeback
The Hill ^ | 9/6/13 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 09/07/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT by jimbo123

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) friends believe that, while his campaign for mayor may have become a joke, it will set him up for a future political comeback.

New York voters puzzle over why Weiner stays in the race despite constant ridicule. The city’s tabloids pump out streams of headlines punning on his name while late-night comics have made him a national punch line.

Instead of dropping out, Weiner has embraced the media maelstrom in a calculated gamble that voters would respect his toughness and dedication to their issues.

A new documentary by Stateless Media captures Weiner’s unorthodox campaign strategy, which sometimes resonated and, other times, fell flat with voters.

Weiner’s friends say he is setting himself up for a comeback in another race and another year.

Bill Brandt, a close friend of Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, said Weiner’s campaign will clear the way for a future run for office.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; billbrandt; carlosdanger; huma; humaabedin; muslimbrotherhood; newyork; newyorkcity; weinerelection
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

As a dog catcher?


2 posted on 09/07/2013 1:04:57 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: jimbo123

Not sure we want to know about any more of his “come backs”


3 posted on 09/07/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT by kempster
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To: jimbo123

A comeback after a one year refractory period.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 1:07:04 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: jimbo123
Love the bumper sticker 'WEINER/HOLDER 2016'

America...What a country!

5 posted on 09/07/2013 1:07:59 PM PDT by donozark (Putin ain't scootin')
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To: jimbo123
"You Can't Keep A Good Weiner Down!"

"Weiner Will Rise Again!"

6 posted on 09/07/2013 1:11:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jimbo123

Why can’t these parasites get a life?


7 posted on 09/07/2013 1:13:08 PM PDT by untenured
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To: jimbo123

Can’t this A-hole just get a legitimate job?


8 posted on 09/07/2013 1:13:17 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: jimbo123

Hey, it’s New York so you never can tell.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 1:14:44 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: jimbo123

How delusional can they be? (ok, so it’s New York, so maybe) but there’s a reason “ridicule” is so high on the Alinsky list. People HATE being ridiculed and while Weiner himself may be beyond ridicule (or shame or anything else), most of the people who’d be asked to vote for him could not abide that ridicule.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 1:15:42 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: jimbo123
New York voters puzzle over why Weiner stays in the race despite constant ridicule.

Some temperaments are so addicted to attention that they crave it and pursue it even when it takes the form of ridicule. They don't feel shame or embarrassment like normal people do. When that temperament is blended with a temperament that craves power and control, you get people like Weiner.

11 posted on 09/07/2013 1:15:42 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: jimbo123

He has friends? Probably the best friends money can buy and no others.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 1:17:12 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimbo123

New York needs a Weiner that hangs in there!


13 posted on 09/07/2013 1:18:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jimbo123

Is he “prepping” with his right hand or with his left?


14 posted on 09/07/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Husker24

Would you hire this clown?


15 posted on 09/07/2013 1:20:07 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: jimbo123
Stand up Weiner! Don't let the powers that be deflate you. Hang in there. The citizens of NYC need somebody who is hard, and willing to poke the media in the eye.

Sorry.

5.56mm

16 posted on 09/07/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: donozark

This dick was sitting on a pile of campaign cash. He can spend it like he wants when running for office. The old consultant kickpack, rent some space in his house for campaign work and padded expenses for everything routine. That’s why he’s putting up with the flack.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 1:24:15 PM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: jimbo123

It’s because democrat voters are so stupid all they do is vote for the most recognizable name with a “(D)” next to it.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 1:25:12 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: jimbo123

Weiner’s next campaign will be funded by Drudge and the NY Post, the money they’d make off the headlines alone would be worth the investment.

I never understood his appeal as a politician, he has always appeared to me as a disrespectful arrogant jerk. Even if I agreed with his politics, I wouldn’t vote for someone like that. Then again, I have no idea how Bloomburg got elected a second and third time.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 1:26:54 PM PDT by jz638
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To: jimbo123

So Wiener’s going to pop up again later?

He’s going to try to re-erect is career?


20 posted on 09/07/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: jimbo123
as a swine i hope...
21 posted on 09/07/2013 1:27:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Husker24
Can’t this A-hole just get a legitimate job?

"Legit"? NO. "A job"? MSNBC or Al Jazerra would gladly hand Weiner a job.

22 posted on 09/07/2013 1:30:16 PM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: jimbo123

“.... it will set him up for a future political comeback.”

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Fools always get second and third chances in the RAT party.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 1:30:35 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: jimbo123

“The ‘New Weiner’. It’s short, sweet, and everyone wants to see it.”


24 posted on 09/07/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123

Carlos Deranged


25 posted on 09/07/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: donozark
'WEINER/HOLDER 2016'

Snort! Good one!

26 posted on 09/07/2013 1:32:51 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: jimbo123

Bush/Weiner 2016!


27 posted on 09/07/2013 1:34:35 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: jimbo123; vette6387; Windflier; ZULU; sheik yerbouty

As in front of a mirror or camera?


28 posted on 09/07/2013 1:41:18 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: COBOL2Java

Nope, I think a future headline we will see is:

Weiner Pulls Out


29 posted on 09/07/2013 1:46:59 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: jimbo123

Schmuckie Schumer’s protegee...
Say no more.


30 posted on 09/07/2013 1:54:17 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: jimbo123

His opponent may go blind if the wiener is beat.


31 posted on 09/07/2013 2:12:54 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: dfwgator

Gawd..did the Gators ever suck today. Driscoll ain’t QB material. He’s absolutely scared to throw the ball down the field , and Miami just compressed their defense. Well, at least we know now that the season is over..they have ZERO chance of a BCS berth. Coach Boom better go and find hisself a QB for next season, or the swamp creatures are gonna get restlesss.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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Glad I didn’t waste any time watching the thugs play, I’m out on football for now.

I check the scores, that’s about the extent of it...not surprised they lost. They’ve got a big bag of nothing on offense.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 2:34:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jean S

Fearless prediction: Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Huma will quietly announce that she and Weiner have separated. She will be involved big time in Hillary’s campaign, and there is no way that they will allow Weiner to become a sideshow to that.


34 posted on 09/07/2013 2:34:47 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: Husker24
Can’t this A-hole just get a legitimate job?

Are there any openings for pri*k-photographers?

35 posted on 09/07/2013 2:34:58 PM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: dfwgator

The entire state of Texas will be watching the Aggies next week..yours will be the ONLY tube in the state not tuned in...


36 posted on 09/07/2013 2:36:14 PM PDT by ken5050 (According to Dick Lugar, I'm a "random outlier." Woo Hoo!!!!)
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To: Mastador1

One of our radio hosts up here described how his campaign used something called “Crowd on Demand”, which pays actors $15 per hour to pretend to be supporters. She also said his campaign had asked them about confronting hecklers, but they wouldn’t for liability reasons.

That Cindy Leathers said Weiner admitted what others had already posted here: he had to use the campaign war chest or lose it (he couldn’t keep it). Right now he is just distributing that money to friends; he isn’t seriously running for mayor (or anything else).


37 posted on 09/07/2013 2:36:21 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ken5050

I might watch a quarter or so, out of curiosity.


38 posted on 09/07/2013 2:38:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123

I can think of an infinity of places I’d rather be than in Tony Weiner’s inner circle waiting for a comeback.


39 posted on 09/07/2013 2:38:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kearnyirish2

The rent-a-crowd company is not going to drum up a lot of business if they are going to spill their guts like this


40 posted on 09/07/2013 2:39:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

They are just doing it for spending money; they have no vested interest in the campaign. Weiner will stay in the race until the money is gone either way.


41 posted on 09/07/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Jonty30

As a bus stop.


42 posted on 09/07/2013 2:42:05 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: jimbo123

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZfZ8uWaOFI


43 posted on 09/07/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: jimbo123
He's an incurable STD.
44 posted on 09/07/2013 2:50:44 PM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: jimbo123

I can see him as the bell captain of a Caribbean resort hotel.

It would be perfect for him.


45 posted on 09/07/2013 2:53:19 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: jimbo123

If a Weiner’s “outer circle” is prepped properly, the chances of come-back are minimal ....


46 posted on 09/07/2013 3:00:10 PM PDT by mikrofon (AW, a/k/a Calloused Dangler)
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To: rottndog

Just when you thought Weiner was completely spent, he’s up again and talking about a comeback!


47 posted on 09/07/2013 3:54:40 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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48 posted on 09/07/2013 4:04:30 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: jimbo123; All
Anthony Weiner Heckled for Being 'Married to an Arab" - Weiner EXPLODES
49 posted on 09/07/2013 4:21:19 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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Little prick is persistent.


50 posted on 09/07/2013 4:40:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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