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Weiner wins NYC mayoral primary (except in terms of actual votes) and salutes his fans

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It’s more of a symbolic victory. It symbolizes… um…

Okay, it isn’t any kind of victory at all. It’s an abject, humiliating defeat. Worse than even his bitterest enemy could’ve predicted. But at least he got to smack Scary Larry O’Donnell around a little bit before the end.

And he left us with yet another indelible image:

No, Anthony, you’re number one!

So, how did he end up doing? US News & World Report:

Anthony Weiner’s ill-fated mayoral campaign ended with a string of final embarrassments: He mustered a mere 5 percent at the ballot box. One of his sexting partners tried to crash his primary night rally. And Weiner was caught making an obscene gesture to reporters as he was driven away.

Outside a “victory” party where supporters mourned a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Democratic primary, cameras crowded around Sydney Leathers, the 23-year-old whose sexting with the former congressman brought his once-high-flying campaign to a screeching halt.

“Why not be here?” Leathers asked reporters. “I’m kind of the reason he’s losing. So, might as well show up.”

Also, there were lots of cameras there.

Hey, it could’ve been worse for Weiner. Five percent is five percent. Have you ever gotten 5% of the vote in a New York City mayoral primary? Well? Nothing to say? Didn’t think so. Not so tough now, are ya?

Eliot Spitzer also lost his race, for comptroller or whatever it is. He only lost by 4 percentage points, though. He got 48% of the vote! Way to go, New York. I knew you weren’t completely redeemable.

What’s next for Anthony Weiner? Your guess is as good as mine. I hope he doesn’t stay away too long, though. I like writing headlines!

You done good, Andrew.

Update: Who deserves a break today?

Wow, where’s he going in such a hurry?

Oh…