Anthony Weiner
July 8th, 2013
02:35 PM ET
9 months ago

Has the road to political redemption gotten shorter?

Washington (CNN) – Politics is full of second chances.

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford - now U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford - is living proof. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is trying to travel the same road to political redemption. And now add former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to the list, as he embarks on a similar journey.

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  1. Hooper

    Question: Has the road to political redemption gotten shorter? Sure has. The populace, thanks to many factors has the attention span of a ferret on crack. And the politicians love it. They can almost do anything they please, with no repercussions at all. You've been bought and sold. You just don't recognize it yet.

    July 8, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. Tom

    I think the sad truth is in this world of constant information the old adage about any publicity being good publicity is more true than ever. Name recognition in politics is a good thing. People remember the name but after a few months forget the circumstance under which they heard it.

    July 8, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. just sayin

    weiner and spitzer!! the dynamic duo of democrat depravity!!! just what the city of nyc needs... quite amusing. says a lot about democrats and the low life they will vote for over and over again.

    July 8, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. Steveo

    I look at it this way, If you cannot take care of your own house, why do you think you can take care of your country, your state or your city? Because of the power we give these folks, we need to hold them to a higher standard. That includes the left, the right and all in between and all in beteween

    July 8, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. anonymous

    I'd rather vote for the guy from The Rent is Too Damn High Party. No more Democrat perverts for me.

    July 8, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. Steveo

    anonymous

    I'd rather vote for the guy from The Rent is Too Damn High Party. No more Democrat perverts for me.
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    I remember that guy, Jimmy McMillan. Another non truth teller, a fraud. He lived rent free when he ran for governor and now he is running for mayor.

    July 8, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. California

    Democrats will even vote for A. Weiner.

    July 8, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. Steveo

    @just sayin

    weiner and spitzer!! the dynamic duo of democrat depravity!!! just what the city of nyc needs... quite amusing. says a lot about democrats and the low life they will vote for over and over again.
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    The GOP (who did not support him) had Sanford and Vitter! Either we forgive them all or we replace them all. I'd like to replace them but with what?

    July 8, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. Thomas

    What ever happened to Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) ?

    July 8, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    -Steveo

    @just sayin

    weiner and spitzer!! the dynamic duo of democrat depravity!!! just what the city of nyc needs... quite amusing. says a lot about democrats and the low life they will vote for over and over again.
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    The GOP (who did not support him) had Sanford and Vitter! Either we forgive them all or we replace them all. I'd like to replace them but with what?
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    Lets also not forget Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Eric Massa and Bill Lee. No party has cornered the market on virtue and marital fidelity. Congrats, Steveo, on being honest. None of these moral lepers deserve the privilige of running.

    July 8, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  11. If it is good enough for our kids...

    .... it is good enough for ur politicians. ZERO TOLERANCE. If you break the trust placed in you while holding office, YOU ARE GONE FOREVER. No more elected positions. Surely there must be SOMEBODY out there that isn't a screw up that can run for the office.

    July 8, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. Steveo

    Thomas

    What ever happened to Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) ?
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    The same thing that happened to the late Congressman Gerry Studds (D-MA)

    July 8, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    -anonymous

    I'd rather vote for the guy from The Rent is Too Damn High Party. No more Democrat perverts for me.
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    How did you feel about Vitter and his diaper-clad visits to the DC Madame? Did you swear off the GOP, or look the other way and wince?

    July 8, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. the whole truth

    Let's also not forget Democrat Bill Clinton (oops, stayed in office), Democrat Barney Frank (oops stayed in office), Democrat Charlie Rangel (oops stayed in office), Democrat Blogovich, Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr., Democrat William Jefferson, and.....

    July 8, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    -the whole truth

    Let's also not forget Democrat Bill Clinton (oops, stayed in office), Democrat Barney Frank (oops stayed in office), Democrat Charlie Rangel (oops stayed in office), Democrat Blogovich, Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr., Democrat William Jefferson, and.....
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    How about Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay, etc. Why not throw in Bob McDonnell, who's having to beat back a story that he is getting ready to resign? How about the former Republican Governor of IL, Ryan, who just got released from prison? Do you think Scott Walker is going to be charged for his use of government equipment to get himself re-elected? We could go on and on and on about this. Neither party has cornered to market on virtue or sin.

    July 8, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |