Earlier today the Dirty released images purporting to be messages sent between Anthony Weiner and an unknown woman. Going under the alias “Carlos Danger”, Weiner exchanged several sexually charged messages over a time period that allegedly included the summer of 2012, more than a year after he resigned from Congress.
A few hours later, the Weiner campaign released the following statement:
“I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness. I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused. As my wife and I have said, we are focused on moving forward.”
And just a few minutes ago, Weiner gave a press conference at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center in Manhattan where he admitted that he had continued to send sexually explicit messages for over a year after his resignation from Congress. He was joined on stage by his wife Huma, who took to the microphones and urged the public to forgive Weiner just as she did.
When Weiner first entered the race, he acknowledged that more photos were out there and that they may show up over the course of the campaign. And if these conversation were from 2011, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. But the real kick in the nuts here is that these messages prove that he continued his crazy antics even after he resigned from Congress.
Folks, this could kill his campaign. The only thing worse than getting your hand caught in the cookie jar is when you don’t try to get it out. Even after the public humiliation he and his wife endured leading up to his resignation, Weiner still had the chutzpah to continue having cyber sex with women he’d meet online. What does that say about Anthony Weiner?
It tells us that this man has no shame, and that he suffers from serious impulse control issues. These new revelations transform what could have be dismissed as personal indiscretions into a singular, glaring character flaw. His campaign, once an act of redemption, is now an exercise in shamelessness.
The only, and I mean only, saving grace for Weiner is that his wife came out to defend him, something she didn’t do two years ago. That being said, I don’t think it will be enough to save him this time. This is one penis pic too many for the public. And I would venture to say that there’s even more stuff out there, waiting to emerge if Weiner stays in this race. It’s time to face facts: Weiner is cooked. Put him on a stick, dip him in batter, and you got a corn dog.