ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Will Anthony Weiner step down and do the right thing?

Updated on July 27, 2013
Source

While watching a political documentary recently, where Bill Clinton excerpts were shown, my daughter asked if Bill Clinton was a good president. I hesitated for a bit while I thought about my answer. My husband had no hesitation at all and said that Clinton was a good president and asked why I couldn’t answer. My husband stated that the economy was doing well during his presidency; he along with many had a good job and those were some things that made Clinton a good president. I on the other hand, focused more on the sexual scandals and subsequent impeachments that seemed to plague Clinton throughout his presidency. I had a really hard time speaking well of Clinton as I remembered him being questioned during the Lewinsky scandal and all I remember was Clinton’s face and remarks when asked if he had sex with an intern. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman! He was so convincing that I almost believed him, if he were not a man and especially… a politician. When I explained to my daughter about “Lewinskygate”, my husband said that his personal life had nothing to do with his presidency. I completely disagreed as I think his personal life had everything to do with his presidency. Any public figure’s personal life and how he handles himself as a man and most of all a human being should always be questioned as they campaign and/or run for office. Clinton’s ability to lie and deceive so easily made him a bad president to me. Unfortunately, he’s not the first to do so and sadly not the last of his kind.

The recent news this week regarding Anthony Weiner has brought lies and deceit to the forefront yet again. Here, we have a married political figure that resigned from office in 2011 because he was inappropriately sexting and sending pictures to women on social media outlets. He admitted to his wrongdoing -how could he not?-, apologized to his wife, his constituents and the American people and left office in disgrace. After the scandal played out and he was out of the spotlight for a while, he decided to run again…this time for Mayor of New York with the mindset and political platform that his wrongdoings were all in the past, he apologized and paid his dues for his bad behavior and now he’s ready to move forward for the people of New York.

It appeared that his platform was working as he was up in the polls, then “Weinergate” hit again! It was discovered by “TheDirty.com” that he was still being inappropriate even AFTER he apologized and resigned so NOTHING had changed. This time in an effort to keep his numbers up in the polls, he held a press conference with his poor “Good Wife” Huma standing by his side and she even gave a forced speech supporting her husband. I have to wonder if she again took advice from her boss and mentor, Hillary Clinton who is the poster child for disgraced political wives who stand by their man. Poor Hillary has had to endure numerous infidelities of her husband for many years so if anyone knows how to deal with sexual political scandals that would be Hillary. With her bids for presidency, she must have just endured the embarrassment and disgrace so she could move higher up the political chain of command. Winning campaigns and being appointed to different positions makes it easier to cope with infidelities I suppose.

It’s my hope that Weiner’s wife, Huma doesn’t have the same goals as Hillary and has just endured these past and present rounds of embarrassment for the sake of her child. That she’s trying to be a good mother so her child doesn’t grow up without a mother and father. If that is the case, then I applaud Huma for putting her child before herself. She’s probably going through the hardest time of her life and the fact that this is public knowledge, has compounded that but that’s the life she chose thinking that her husband would serve office and represent the people proudly, sadly she was wrong and it’s not her fault. The worst part of this is that there will be more bad news coming out that she and all of us don’t know about yet.

If Anthony Weiner loves his wife and child, he should do the right thing and bow out of the race. He’s his own worst enemy and the only reason for his downfall and he needs to be a man for all the good reasons this time. Delete your Facebook and Twitter accounts because nothing good could ever come from social network sites again for you.

Political figures need to have integrity, ethics and morals to live by in both their personal and business lives. If they are married, they should have commitment to the marriage vows they took and respect the spouse along with the family that they created. We need to hold all political figures accountable for their actions both personally and professionally. Simply put, If they can’t keep the vows they made to their spouse, then how can we believe them to keep their word to the American people?

Should Anthony Weiner drop out of the Mayor race?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)