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Eliot Spitzer Thinks Anthony Weiner Should Run for Mayor

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer speaks at a forum on the future of New York September 16, 2010 at the New York Public Library in New York City. The forum, which was sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, also included New York former Governor George Pataki and current governor David Paterson. Mainstream politicians in New York have been caught off guard by the controversial primary win of upstate millionaire and Tea Party endorsed Carl Paladino as the Republican party`s pick for governor. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

During a WOR 710 broadcast set to air on Sunday night, Eliot Spitzer expressed confidence in the impending mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner, who he once hugged. “I think he can come back,” said Spitzer. Though the disgraced former governor added that the disgraced former congressman “will have to persuade the public” of his viability as a candidate, he concluded that “he can do it.” Conservative commentator Mary Matlin, who joined Spitzer on the radio show, seemed considerably less sure of the “obnoxious” and “not charming” Weiner’s ability to win over the public, which — certain Twitter and Facebook users aside — never loved loved him that much to begin with. Spitzer did allow that Weiner “made his name on the floor of the House acting out in a way that would have gotten most second graders sent to the principal,” though — for better or for worse — that’s no longer the kind of bad behavior most people remember him for.

Spitzer Thinks Weiner Should Run for Mayor