On Wednesday morning Anthony Weiner released a new campaign commercial announcing his intent to run for Mayor of New York. It was a surprising move by the former Congressman, who was forced to resign after he tweeted pictures of his crotch to several women.
In the video released Wednesday, Weiner asked for forgiveness from New Yorkers, expressing his regret for the 2011 scandal and asking “for a second chance to serve the people of New York in a respected position only to throw it all away in a publicly humiliating fashion.”
Weiner also outlined some of his plans should he win the election, such as addressing the rising rent prices in New York, pushing for real education reform, increasing public safety, and being photographed at a strip club or whore house with a woman other than his wife.
Early opinion polls seem to show Weiner with a decent chance at winning, with a CNN poll showing 81% of New Yorkers willing to vote for Weiner as long as he doesn’t restrict their soft drink consumption.