But is that all that’s up with the ‘disgraced’ Weiner’s potentially Big Comeback in the Big Apple? What other factors are at work here? This is NY, of course, where popular mayor Rudy Guillianni was married multiple times, enjoyed dressing in drag at parties and divorced one wife via Press Conference.
Yet beyond NY’s bad-as-we-wanna-be factor, there are several ‘hidden’ groups of voters Weiner may be tapping…
*The Internet Porn Consumer Constiuency: Internet sex play and porn is a booming business. No doubt many secret porn-consumers and/or creators may be eager to vote for one of their own, seeing a possible Weiner win as a tactic endorsement by the general public of dirty doings online.
*The I-Screwed-Up Big-Time-Too Constituency: Who could not feel a pang of secret sympathy for hang-dog Weiner the day of his infamous resignation press conference? And for his beautiful brainy wife, pregnant, returning from an overseas trip to find her home surrounded by tabloid photographers and her hubby’s career seemingly in shreds? Who among us has not screwed up royally and wished– as Huma Weiner must have learned firsthand from the Masters, Bill and Hillary Clinton– to turn things around with a splashy Comeback?
*The We-Are-The-Weiners– ie, all voters saddled with ‘laughable’ last names. Late-nite comics admitted at the time that the Weiner scandal wouldn’t have blown up so big if Anthony had been a ‘Smith.’ How many voters were teased over their own last names and long to see a woe-begone Weiner win?
Maybe Weiner’s travails have made this super-ambitious and aggressive politician more relatable. But can Weiner win back voters, in the end? WDYT?
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