Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Coda: Shake It Up: Anthony Weiner, the Upcoming and the Talking Dog

Some frustration and push back zinging through the aether about Anthony J. Weiner's bobbing and weaving in and out of the Mayoral race. I do think it shows that the guy (maybe thanks to the Mrs., or the folks around the Mrs.,  or the folks around the Mrs. and Bill and Hill, etc.) is capable of providing some new and interesting ideas and possible policy prescriptions…Still, if he doesn’t announce soon, it will be interesting to see where he stands in the polls a week from now.

I can understand the frustration that supporters of other candidates may can have with this, or just, for that matter, voters trying to decide where exactly their interests lie in this crowded election. But, still,  I have to give him credit --he’s got the rocks to propose this, and none of the other candidates have enough verve/zing and that je nous sa qua quality that makes a clear far and away front runner anyway.. As pollsters predict, on the Dem side, this is promising to be a mess already, with a possible runoff inevitable following the primary, and, for that matter,  none of the other Dems are withdrawing from the race for the good of the party so whats the diff?  (It would appear that even Tom Allon on the GOP side decided to make an early and classy exit after seeing the writing on the wall.)  But for now, whether Anthony J. Weiner is in or not, this is continuing to promising to be just a pile on…where it stops - -nobody knows.

--Anthony Napoli
Deep in the Heart of Brooklyn



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