Tags: US | politics | mayor | NewYork | election

ABC: Clintons See Weiner Race as 'Embarrassment'

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 10:36 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Bill and Hillary Clinton are among New York Democrats who want Anthony Weiner to drop out of the mayoral race, reports ABC News.

They are increasingly worried the embarrassing news about his continued texting of young women, even after he was oustted from office in 2011, is becoming a liability to others, ABC News reports citing several close Clinton associates.

There is concern in some Democratic circles that Weiner's determination not to go quietly could prove damaging to Hillary Clinton's hopes of succeeding Obama in 2016.

Editor's Note: Over 50? Check Out These Free Government Giveaways...

Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, was one of Clinton's top aides when she was Secretary of State. Abedin has not been seen on the campaign trail since making a somber appearance at a press conference last week to say she was standing by her husband despite the revelation he was pursuing other women online in the months after she gave birth to their son.

Abedin's stance has been compared to that of Hillary Clinton's reaction to husband Bill's well-documented infidelities. But according to Clinton's former White House press secretary, Dee Dee Myers, the couple have little sympathy for Weiner. "They as much as anyone would like to see this go away," Myers said.

Weiner's 2011 resignation from Congress came after he accidentally tweeted a picture of himself in his underwear to all his followers rather than the young woman he was then courting online.

One Clinton associate told ABC News the former first couple is “bristling at the comparisons” between Weiner and Bill Clinton.

The sources say the Clintons are applying pressure through outside contacts but have not spoken to Weiner or his wife, Huma, since the latest scandal broke last week. However, one source told ABC News that Hillary Clinton reached out to Abedin on her 37th birthday Sunday.

Democratic donors were surprised that Abedin was contacting them to raise money for her husband’s campaign with the implication that supporting Weiner was like supporting the Clintons, since Abedin is close to the former First Lady.

Weiner so far has ignored Clinton-related questions on the campaign trail or those about his possible exit from the race.

“I’m going to let the citizens of the city of New York decide who is going to be mayor. I’m not going to ask pundits, I’m not going to ask other politicians. I’m going to let the people decide,” Weiner told reporters. “I don’t take my cues on policy from the Sunday talk shows and the pundits. I never have. I don’t take my cues from the headline writers in the newspapers. I never have.”

Weiner, who admitted last week to conducting a steamy cyber affair a year after similar conduct forced him to resign from Congress, has already been urged to quit by Democrat bigwigs.

The latest survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute, found 53 percent of registered Democrats want him to quit the race, against 40 percent who say he should continue to campaign.

Weiner was dealt another blow over the weekend when his campaign manager Danny Kedem quit, telling friends that the candidate had not been upfront with him about the nature of the damaging revelations likely to emerge.

David Axelrod, the strategist who guided President Barack Obama to his election victories, has told Weiner he is wasting his time continuing the fight. "Americans believe in second chances, but not third chances," he said.

Editor's Note: Over 50? Check Out These Free Government Giveaways...

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

US Special Forces Tried to Save Journalist Before Beheading

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 19:30 PM

U.S. Special Forces attempted to free James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (ISIS), earlier . . .

Judge Orders Holder to Cough Up Fast, Furious Documents

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 23:03 PM

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center o . . .

Dick Cheney: Deal With ISIS or Face Attack Far Worse Than 9/11

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 22:51 PM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warns that if the United States doesn't deal with the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist g . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved