On Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former Obama adviser David Axelrod indicated he was not sold on the prospects of disgraced former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s political comeback in his bid to be New York City mayor.
Axelrod completely dismissed his chances, despite Weiner still holding on to double-digit numbers in the most recent poll.
“Well, first of all, let me just say it’s a matter of disclaimer that my old firm, the firm I sold, is representing one of the other candidates,” he said. “I’m not involved in that. And I haven’t really commented on this because Huma [Abedin] is a friend of mine, his wife, and I deeply respect her. But at this point it’s absurd. He is not going to be the next mayor of New York. He is wasting time and space.”
Axelrod said while many in America are for second chances, third chances are tougher to come by.
“And you asked at the beginning — you know, Americans believe second chances, but not third chances,” he continued. “And you asked at the beginning when will voters say ‘enough?’ I remember an old song from the 1970s that I loved called ‘How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?’ I think it is time for him to go away. Let New York have its mayor’s race.”