Ruh, roh: Weiner’s campaign manager quits

posted at 3:31 pm on July 28, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi finally ripped Anthony Weiner’s “clueless” and “reprehensible” conduct last week, he basically hinted that she should go take a hike — and he’s been insisting that his campaign is going to continue as planned regardless of the newly surfaced revelations about the extent and timing of his sexting scandal.

In new poll last Thursday, however, found that support for Weiner among NYC Democrats took a sudden and gigantic plunge, with his favorability rating dropping from 52 percent in June down to 30 percent. Now, for the internal implosion, via the NYT:

In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader.

According to two people told of the decision, the campaign manager, Danny Kedem, no longer wished to oversee Mr. Weiner’s bid for New York mayor after a week of bruising revelations about the candidate’s latest online conduct. The two people, who have close ties to the campaign, did not want to be identified because they were disclosing confidential conversations.

Mr. Kedem, 31, informed Mr. Weiner of his decision in the last 24 hours, the two people said.

Mr. Weiner confirmed the news on Sunday morning outside of a Brooklyn church where he was campaigning. “Danny has left the campaign. He did a remarkable job,” Mr. Weiner said.

Oh, boy. And when David Axelrod is telling you that you’re “delusional” and “need to quit,” you know you’ve got problems:


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NY deserves him…

OmahaConservative on July 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM

“Withdraws” more appropriate.

hillsoftx on July 28, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Ruh, roh: Weiner’s campaign manager quits

…does that mean…Weiner won’t be sexting him anymore?

KOOLAID2 on July 28, 2013 at 3:35 PM

“Phony scandal” — obama and Carney

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 3:41 PM

If New Yorkers voter for Wiener they will officially be calle ScrewYorkers.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM

He’s still got 30% approval, how is that delusional? He’s one sick puppy, but I think he’s got a pretty firm grasp on the reality of New York voters.

Fenris on July 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Fixed

If New Yorkers vote for Wiener they will officially be called ScrewYorkers.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Kedem pulled out early?

KCB on July 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Mr. Kedem, 31, informed Mr. Weiner of his decision in the last 24 hours, the two people said.

I’m sorry what the hell took Kedem so long? And where was he when Weiner kept shooting himself in the foot- the last time being the extended discussion of how many women he’d sexted since leaving Congress?

My guess is that this was Kedem’s first big campaign and he tried to stick it out until it was clear that further participation would only kill future career opportunity.

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Andrew James Breitbart is the most influential journalist of the modern era. I wouldn’t be surprised, not even a bit, if he reappeared at AW’s final-presser.

Capitalist Hog on July 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM

On FoxNews Sunday, Brit Hume called Weiner an “exhibitionist”.

Hadn’t thought of it that way. But now his appearances years ago as the only liberal who’d go on FoxNews to get all hot and bothered debating the conservatives suddenly makes sense to me. I just remember him ranting and not saying anything memorable.

He just put himself “out there” because … that’s what he does. He’s an exhibitionist.

Paul-Cincy on July 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

rats, sinking ship.

rbj on July 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

A good man is dead and rats are alive.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Drudge headline–”Weiner vows to stick it out”

KCB on July 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM

“Phony scandal” — obama and Carney

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Given that smart phones were involved as Weiner took pictures of his junk for the amusement other others and otherwise acted like a 10th grader, this is indeed the only phony scandal in the news right now.

In the meantime, Fox News this morning had the parents of one of the SEALs killed when that helicopter went down. Not crazy-eyed conspiracy theorists (as the administration has tried to paint these family members) but angry determined people wanting the real story. They said they get a different story from the government when they are told anything at all. They stressed that their son died honorably doing what he loved, pointed out the 30 killed on that flight included Air Force, Army Reserve, and Marines as well as SEAL Team Six members, and questioning why they can’t get straight answers from the administration.

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

For a leading member of the modern day Jacobin wing of the Democratic Party (left of the left of center) – this will be portrayed as a betrayal / a failure of Kedem, not a failure of Anthony Weiner.

Weiner will continue to make decisions based on his narcissism and ego and refuse to drop out – just as Filner in San Diego has refused to resign.

What’s really missing are elements of the lamestream press starting to believe what they see as opposed to seeing only what they want to believe – and admit who is really at war with women and holds women with the same level of contempt as they do other minorities.

Athos on July 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I agree with Weiner. He should stick it out.

Dusty on July 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

And when David Axelrod is telling you that you’re “delusional” and “need to quit,” you know you’ve got problems…

No doubt he’s acting on behalf of Obama, which amounts to a Potus Interruptus moment for Weiner.

He’s gotta be feeling a little limp by now.

Drained Brain on July 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM

On FoxNews Sunday, Brit Hume called Weiner an “exhibitionist”.

Paul-Cincy on July 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Brit Hume is wrong. Anthony Weiner is not an exhibitionist. He is a flasher.

Before the advent of technology, he would have been out there in a raincoat but no pants. He would have been one of those politicians caught in porn theaters. He would have been caught with a prostitute at the Tidal Basin. Chuck Schumer is an exhibitionist. John McCain is an exhibitionist. Anthony Weiner is a pervert and sexual addict.

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Weiner looks like a third-rate porn star in that photo. Gross.

Resist We Much on July 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

And when David Axelrod is telling you that you’re “delusional” and “need to quit,” you know you’ve got problems

Um, no. When Axelrod tells Weiner that he’s delusional and needs to quit, you know that other Dems will have problems.

Dusty on July 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Come on…this story is so 12:30.

tomas on July 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

For a leading member of the modern day Jacobin wing of the Democratic Party (left of the left of center) – this will be portrayed as a betrayal / a failure of Kedem, not a failure of Anthony Weiner.

Athos on July 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

The real question is if we’ve reached the bottom of the barrel for even Demonrats. Weiner and Filner will be a test. It is the perfect storm.

Where Weiner was sexting women who could easily be villified as “asking for it.” Filner was inappropriate with women whose professional standing is beyond repute. Do the Dems double down on “its just sex” or do they become as morally outraged as they did when Larry Craig was caught?

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM

obama and Hillary have blood on their hands and souls.

May the parents hunt/haunt them, until they die, whichever dies first.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Weiner is still getting campaign contributions and is polling third in the NYC Mayoral race….

He’s counting on the low information voter to support him because of his past and ignore his massive character failures. Sure some Dems are speaking out publicly to give themselves some cover – but none are actively pulling the rug under this guy’s campaign or organizing the famous Dem Party loyalty to shun and demolish Weiner in a manner similar to the way they attacked Palin, Gingrich, Cain, etc.

NYC deserves what they will get if they vote this putz into office…

Athos on July 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM

No, for the Democrats, there is no bottom of the barrel – that position is, in their minds, perpetually occupied by conservatives.

Athos on July 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I bet Wiener will get a lot of pity votes after this.

Liam on July 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Do the Dems double down on “its just sex” or do they become as morally outraged as they did when Larry Craig was caught?

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

They will make pigs and sows indignant, as they always do.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM

‘Another bag of hammers hits Bob Filner on the head. On @CNNsotu @SenFeinstein just called on the San Diego mayor to resign.—

Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) July 28, 2013′

Next up: Sheila Jackson-Lee calls on Filner to resign.

Begala tweets: ‘Another box of rocks hits Bob Filner on the head…’

Resist We Much on July 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

@PaulBegala tweets:

‘Another island capsizes on Anthony Weiner’s head…Hank Johnson calls upon him to drop out of the race…’

///

Resist We Much on July 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Kedem must have been clued into his future within the Dem Hive if he didn’t bail now.

chickasaw42 on July 28, 2013 at 4:11 PM

All part of the “plan” … Weiner’s campaign collapses, Weiner drops out and disappears for more “therapy” in an undisclosed location … Huma jumps in and runs as the downtrodden, abused, muzzie wife … and wins in a sympathetic landslide, with Hillary’s help.

Pork-Chop on July 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Campaign goes limp.

CW on July 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

obama and Hillary have blood on their hands and souls.

May the parents hunt/haunt them, until they die, whichever dies first.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Indeed. Obama deliberately released the details about “getting” OBL that resulted in that helicopter crash. Had the rat-eared coward not strutted around after “getting” OBL, those military members might still be alive. It certainly is true that many good people were killed during the months that the filthy bastard dithered about an Afghanistan strategy that was only resolved by the commander confronting his CINC and a pathetic photo-op where a few war dead returned to Dover under media spotlights before a West Point speech promising more deaths as part of a surge.

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

He’ll drop out. To save Shillary’s 2016 bid…

ladyingray on July 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Campaignus interruptus.

petefrt on July 28, 2013 at 4:22 PM

May the spirit of Andrew Breitbart be upon you, perv.

How I wish Breitbart was alive and walking among us.

Philly on July 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM

New Yorkers relish Weiner?

profitsbeard on July 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM

May the parents hunt/haunt them, until they die, whichever dies first.

Schadenfreude on July 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Indeed. Obama deliberately released the details about “getting” OBL that resulted in that helicopter crash. Had the rat-eared coward not strutted around after “getting” OBL, those military members might still be alive.

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Joe Biden named Seal Team 6.

Their blood is on his hands as much.

And then the lumbering old Chinook with Seal Team 6 members on it was suspiciously “brought down”. And the bodies cremated. And the black box lost like JFK’s brain.

Your crooked government marches on.

Over the bodies of its valiant, sacrificed sons.

profitsbeard on July 28, 2013 at 4:47 PM

“If I had a son running for mayor, he would look like Anthony.” Obama

Steven

SLE on July 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Oh, man, Brit Hume NAILED John Kerry….

Sure, John Kerry has a plan for peace in the Middle East: Palestinians should marry Israel for her money….

— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 25, 2013

Brutal.

Resist We Much on July 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Second look at President Weiner?

Arnold Yabenson on July 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Man, poor Weiner. He had his heart set on turning NYC sharia compliant just for his wife Huma.

Muslim Brotherhood bros are not happy either.

darwin on July 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Of course he’s going to stick it out. It’s all he’s got. If he doesn’t win this, then what will he do? And there are good odds of him winning, once the public tires of hearing about his escapades (which they soon will), he’ll still have the best name recognition in town. His actions were despicable but if he hasn’t broken the law, and if no one presses charges against him that would put an end to this circus, otherwise, he’s going to take his chances. What an insufferable jerk.

scalleywag on July 28, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Bad news for weiner. It couldn’t be more richly deserved.

avagreen on July 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM

People are starting to leave the Weiner campaign? So they’re experience major shrinkage, right?

Come on, you all wish you thought of it first.

Pope Linus on July 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM

The fact that THE WEINER’s campaign manager has finally decided to ZIP IT UP is another good reason for this mentally ill perve to PULL OUT of politics and take his DOORMAT islamofascist, Muslim Brotherhood-supporting, political power hungry wife with him.

TeaPartyNation on July 28, 2013 at 5:19 PM

But what’ll we do without the Wiener? So great for comic relief…so easy to make jokes from just about everything we say.

Wonder how he’d do in a good old fashion schlong contest.

gracie on July 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Weiner begged him to stay firm but in the end the manager just couldn’t keep it up. So finally he had to pull out.

Honestly, I’m going to miss this guy when he’s finally gone.

SoRight on July 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Drudge says wiener vows to stick it out. Can’t make this stuff up. It writes its own comedy

jaywemm on July 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

I wonder if he’s seen the cards he’s inspired! :)

http://www.someecards.com/

scalleywag on July 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM

This is the best NYC has to offer? Just go away Anthony, please just go away.

steveracer on July 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I like that he told Pelosi to take a hike….too bad its not off a short dock and Pelosi can take weiner boy with her and the rest of her crap party

crosshugger on July 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

You would think Republicans could take advantage of this Democrat train-wreck. But no, they are just looking for another liberal to concede to.

Let’s be clear about one thing: Pelosi and Axelrod are not in the least worried about Weiner’s behavior, just his needess loss of a liberal office.

virgo on July 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Drudge says wiener vows to stick it out. Can’t make this stuff up. It writes its own comedy.

jaywemm on July 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Yup!

But even with the campaign manager pulling out, I’m still pulling for Weiner and his staff to come through. Even with all his shortcomings on full display, I have every confidence that thousands of New Yorkers are willing to swallow whatever he puts out.

JimLennon on July 28, 2013 at 6:07 PM

That Weiner is certainly a handsome man.

Not.

Sherman1864 on July 28, 2013 at 6:11 PM

jaywemm on July 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Just saw that. Drudge is really enjoying creating those headlines…

dogsoldier on July 28, 2013 at 6:12 PM

What Weiner sees:

Stick it out ========================> Mayor of New York

What the rest of us see:

Pathetic ===> Fail.

Still has a bigger Johnson than everyone on BSDNC except for Maddow.

JimLennon on July 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Pelosi never really condemns anyone as long as they’re a democrat running for office. For her to speak up he must have crossed a line with her that everyone else thinks he crossed a long time ago.

scalleywag on July 28, 2013 at 6:41 PM

That Weiner is certainly a handsome man.

Not.

Sherman1864 on July 28, 2013 at 6:11 PM

It wouldn’t matter to me if he looked like Johnny Depp, all I will ever see when I see his picture is a man who can’t control his urges even if he has a wife and a child and wants to be the mayor of a major metropolis and thinks he shouldn’t throw in the towel even when his own party is telling him it’s time to fold. And I too wish he would just go away, I’m tired of hearing about him.

scalleywag on July 28, 2013 at 6:45 PM

What’s the over/under for how long it takes Huma to dump this freak after he loses the primary?

AZCoyote on July 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM

“If I had a son running for mayor, he would look like Anthony.” Obama

Steven

SLE on July 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Which head?

Bubba Redneck on July 28, 2013 at 7:01 PM

It wouldn’t matter to me if he looked like Johnny Depp, all I will ever see when I see his picture is a man who can’t control his urges even if he has a wife and a child and wants to be the mayor of a major metropolis and thinks he shouldn’t throw in the towel even when his own party is telling him it’s time to fold. And I too wish he would just go away, I’m tired of hearing about him.

scalleywag on July 28, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I kinda agree with you but lying back and enjoying the comic theatre feels better….plus you get to watch all the spastic Democrats convulse. you can’t make this stuff up.

gracie on July 28, 2013 at 7:21 PM

And as bad as Weiner is, the truly tragic thing about this is that Quinn will be much, much worse. NYC’s best chance is for Anthony to keep it up (his campaign).

bofh on July 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

If Obama had a Weiner…

Ronnie on July 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I agree with Weiner. He should stick it out.

Dusty on July 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

…until everyone recognizes it?

KOOLAID2 on July 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM

When it comes to being completely delusional and totally unclear on the concept, Anthony Weiner is the Amanda Bynes of politics!

The man is now a political joke with a rather stale punchline.

pilamaye on July 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Implosion? maybe in his pants.
What a joke you democRATS are, and you say GOP has a war on women!!!

mmcnamer1 on July 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Chris of Rights on July 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

On FoxNews Sunday, Brit Hume called Weiner an “exhibitionist”.

Paul-Cincy on July 28, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Brit Hume is wrong. Anthony Weiner is not an exhibitionist. He is a flasher.

Before the advent of technology, he would have been out there in a raincoat but no pants. He would have been one of those politicians caught in porn theaters. He would have been caught with a prostitute at the Tidal Basin. Chuck Schumer is an exhibitionist. John McCain is an exhibitionist. Anthony Weiner is a pervert and sexual addict.

Happy Nomad on July 28, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Nit pick: When my wife got flashed, she said the pervert had a raincoat…but he had partial pants. Pant legs tied on from the knee down…jus sayin

SwabJockey on July 29, 2013 at 2:40 PM