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Lupica Calls For Weiner in Mayoral Race

Says former Forest Hills rep. deserves another shot.

Next year's mayoral race is already shaping up to be a three-ring circus with a crop of citywide hopefuls vying for the ringleader with the most brass.

At least one New Yorker, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica, thinks another former pol should join the upcoming fracas: Anthony Weiner.

Lupca wrote a column Sunday practically begging the disgraced former congressman to get out of the political "penalty box," writing up a litany of flaws about the presumed contenders, including John Liu, Bill de Blasio and Christine Quinn.

The sports columnist-and-sometimes political pundit argued that Weiner's downfall — sending lewd photos of himself to young women via social networks — was no worse than anything Bill Clinton did while President of the United States, and Clinton got to keep his job.

Things have changed a lot for Weiner since his resignation. He became a father and moved from Forest Hills to Manhattan. Some close to the former congressman have said he has been quietly reaching out to old staffers in preparation for a run for office — but what office?

So what do you think? Does Weiner need to get back on the horse and join the race for New York City Mayor? Or should he stay out of the public eye for good? 

Let us know in the comments.

Robin Amy B December 11, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Mayor? hahahahahah....what is his slogan? " come back to weird with Weiner?" I don't even want to talk about who I want for Mayor, in the same paragraph!
vincent smith December 11, 2012 at 08:40 PM
First of all Mike Lupica is a faux journalist who lives in Connecticut.Second is this the best we have to be mayor ?What a motley crew.

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