Former congressman Anthony Weiner -- perhaps best known for sending a woman a lewd photograph of himself on Twitter -- is now running for mayor of New York City. Is it any surprise that he's not doing so well in the polls?
The latest results put Weiner in fourth for the Democratic Primary. Despite the fact that Weiner's political career is imploding, his wife, Huma Abedin, declared in a press conference last week that she's standing by her man, despite the fact that he continued 'sexting' women even after his lewd online activity was made public, leading to his resignation from Congress.
What the WHAT?!
As you can imagine, our writers had plenty to say on the subject in this week's Moms Matter Google Hangout. Check it out:
Wow, things got pretty heated on this topic, no?
I admire Ericka for insisting that Huma might simply be in love with Anthony, but I seriously doubt that's her motivation for staying in the marriage.
Call me jaded. A summer spent interning in the Washington, DC, CNN bureau, a few years as a political TV reporter, and a year spent following the 2012 presidential campaign have convinced me that power is like a highly addictive drug to the people on Capitol Hill. Given Weiner's and Abedin's political backgrounds, I'm guessing that every move they make is calculated to further their respective careers (although Weiner's decision-making skills could certainly use some work). Frankly, Huma could very well be playing the part of long-suffering wife so that she can play the martyr in the public eye.
Maybe I'm wrong -- but with all the embarrassing marital screw-ups currently on Weiner's very public record, it's hard to imagine that any love could still exist between this couple.
That's my opinion -- what's yours? Should Huma Abedin stand by her man? Would you?
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