He’s baaaack! Anthony Weiner makes his New York City mayoral bid official:
Nearly two years after he resigned from Congress because of a sexting scandal, Anthony Weiner is running for mayor.
He formally announced his candidacy with a two-minute, 16-second video that he posted online at midnight Wednesday.
“I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I have also learned some tough lessons,” Weiner says in the video, posted on YouTube.
“I am running for mayor because I have been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life, and I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”
Weiner’s wife, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, offers a testimonial to her husband, declaring, “We love this city and no one will work harder to make it better than Anthony.”
The unconventional campaign launch culminates a comeback tour that began in early April with a magazine interview and continued with the posting of a policy booklet online filled with ideas for the next mayor.
Hey, if South Carolina can vote for Mark Sanford after he left his position as governor to go hang out with his jump-off in South America, and Newt Gingrich could win a primary in the 2012 presidential campaign, then I say Anthony Weiner should be given the same courtesy.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.