New Yorkers have no love for Anthony Weiner

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New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner attends a campaign event in the Rockaways section in the Queens borough of New York July 31, 2013.
New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner attends a campaign event in the Rockaways section in the Queens borough of New York July 31, 2013.
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Even with a new poll out that shows 80 percent of New Yorkers don’t like him and a new web interview in which he comes across as combative and indignant, Anthony Weiner is no quitter.
Weiner is fighting tooth-and-nail to resurrect his scandal-ridden bid for New York City mayor. And Weiner’s best shot at winning, New York magazine contributing editor and columnist Chris Smith told Jansing & Co., may be channeling his larger-than-life personality and New York grit to win voters over from an otherwise wonky field of mayoral candidates.
Buzzfeed political editor McKay Coppins tells Chris Jansing that Weiner missed an opportunity on Monday to explain to a young, savvy audience why he is still a viable candidate and to address his sexting scandal with a little bit of humor.
Instead of coming across as funny and self-deprecating, Weiner admitted Monday in his 45-minute interview with Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith that his actions have hurt his wife Huma personally and professionally. The beleaguered candidate also acknowledged that he has become a political liability for high-profile friends like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jon Stewart and mentor Sen. Chuck Schumer.
“I have given wide berth to my colleagues in public life, because I know I’ve got a lot to prove to them, as well,” Weiner told Smith during his interview.
Watch Chris Jansing’s interview with New York magazine contributing editor Chris Smith and Buzzfeed political editor McKay Coppins about the Anthony Weiner political circus and what it means for those caught under in Carlos Danger’s big tent:

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New Yorkers have no love for Anthony Weiner

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