Anthony Weiner: That Darn Internet Thing is Why I Lost the NYC Mayor Race

Posted: Oct 17, 2013 2:00 PM

In an interview with GQ magazine former Congressman and NYC Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner is blaming his pathetic loss last month, where he raked in less than 5 percent of the vote, on the internet.

The “if” is far bigger than Anthony Weiner’s dangerous appetite for sexting, but the failed mayoral candidate says he’d be mayor if it weren’t for the Internet.

“Maybe if the Internet didn’t exist? Like, if I was running in 1955? I’d probably get elected mayor,” Weiner said, wishing it were the era of Robert Wagner Jr. in an interview for GQ magazine’s November issue.

First off, thanks to the internet, Weiner didn't have to run around the streets in a trench coat flashing women, instead he did it from the comfort of his own home surrounded by cats. Second, why GQ would decide to do a profile feature on Anthony Weiner, who is neither GQ material nor a gentleman, is beyond me. Here is their explaination:

In the November GQ, Marshall Sella profiles Anthony Weiner, following him during his campaign for mayor of New York. Weiner opens up about his sexting (“I just didn’t think of it all as a capital offense,” he says. “And I rationalized it. I thought, ‘This person’s my friend. Why would they turn on me?’); going on to admit that he might not “have the greatest connection with the emotional sh*t going on.”

Weiner also discusses the state of his marriage with wife (and Hillary Clinton aide), Huma Abedin, saying he is pained that she’s become known as “the Woman Who Married an Idiot and Stuck with Him.” “More of it rolls off my back,” he tells GQ, “because that’s the way I am constitutionally. [Huma]’s more sensitive. I’m just an empty, soulless vessel, so it doesn’t hurt me as much.”

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