Should Huma Abedin Stand By Her Sexting Man? 'The Stir' Writers Discuss! (VIDEO)

Anthony WeinerFormer 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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bills... billsfan1104

What I don't understand, is that you guys screamed ad nauseum about "the war against women" when some repubican men made a couple of stupid comments. You wrote blog after blog about it. Wouldn't stop.

Now we have Weiner who constantly takes pictures of his penis an sends it out, a democrat Mayor that sexually harasses his women staff, and now allegations that Spitzer is cheating on his wife. And the only stories we are getting is about poor poor Huma. What is the true war on women?? I see three Democrat women that lie, cheat and break the law(Spitzer) and hardly anything from you guys.

nonmember avatar ToRae

Billsfan - You are so right! This may apply to both sides of the political aisle at times but more recently seems to be a plague among democrats & progressives. Whatever they scream about & accuse their opponents of the loudest generally are the sins that they are themselves most guilty of. This just being one recent example.

As far as Huma, she is no victim here. She is a highly ambitious political animal who stands by her man solely for the political gains. She learned from the best after all. Hillary Clintons marriage has been nothing more than a business arrangement for decades now!

nonmember avatar American Expat

It's not your place to dictate what Huma should or should not do. She's a thousand times a better woman than all of you writers put together and taken to the power of a hundred.

nonmember avatar Stephanie

Couldn't have said it better than billsfan1104.

Kimbe... Kimberlyrose83

What's the saying, fool me once, shame on you, but fool me twice shame on me? How many chances will she give this man?

frant... franticgrrl

I think Huma is an incredibly brave woman. Letting her love for a very flawed man triumph over the humiliation she has endured.. I can`t even imagine having to endure what  she has...i really admire this  very  strong woman and loving wife.

Derek W. Newell


Derek W. Newell

Hi, would you please view a poem I wrote in reference to the relationship amongst celebrity couples. Please go to Google,and type in my name, Derek Newell Poet, and then my poem, ''EXPRESS IT'' Please turn your family and friends on to my poem, I know it will inspire them, and please, be excellent to one another.




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