The morning after disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner expressed an interest in running for mayor, New York City’s tabloids have, to the dismay of millions, largely failed to respond with phallic headline puns on their front pages. Metro and amNY didn’t even try, while the Daily News skipped the Weiner story entirely in favor of its new favorite pastime, gun-control finger-wagging. The Post alone kept its sacred promise to the People by making not one, but two separate dick jokes. Thank you, Post. The rest of you should be ashamed.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.