This Video of David Weprin Dancing Will Haunt You


It’s been a tough day for David Weprin, the Democrat running in the special election for Anthony Weiner’s old congressional seat. First, a Siena poll came out showing him behind Republican Bob Turner by six points among likely voters with just four days to go. And just when Weprin needed some momentum, a video of him dancing at an event two years ago made its way onto the Internet, courtesy of someone described as a 21-year-old intern for the RNC. Watching the video, you can see why the GOP would want this online: Weprin doesn’t so much dance as he gives slow-motion high-fives to invisible friends/practices his “mime stuck in a box” routine.

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