Anthony Weiner’s last-ditch pre-primary ad blitz

posted at 6:31 pm on August 27, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

With the Democratic primary just around the corner on September 10th, Anthony Weiner doesn’t have long to get his flailing campaign back on track — but if they must go down, by golly, you better believe they’re going to go down with all guns blazing! Or, something like that — I’m not actually sure what it is they’re trying to accomplish. Anyway, hence the sudden barrage of three new 30-second spots that will be hitting New York television airwaves this week.

The first ad, “Choices,” features a gamut of testimonials from New York City voters, and it’s Weiner’s first ad featuring seemingly regular New Yorkers speaking on his behalf — except that it appears that at least two of them work or have worked for his campaign in the past, according to the New York Daily News. Fail.

Er… yes, because goodness knows politicians never talk about ‘the middle class.’ Anthony Weiner must really be something special, eh?

In the second, “Healthy,” Weiner touts his ol’ standby universal healthcare and single-payer system signature issue.

And the third, “Mejor,” has Spanish-speaking New Yorkers mentioning health care, public schools, small businesses, and then the money lines: “The private life of a candidate is not important to me. It’s his work in politics what’s important for us New Yorkers. He will be the best mayor that this city has seen” Ahem.

I’ll admit that the ads look well produced, but will they be enough to boost his woebegone campaign in the face of waning media attention and lack of voter interest? You can’t see it, but trust that I’m wearing my “incredulity to the point of outright derision” face right now.


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A better line under the picture would be “Blowing his wad.”

tommytom02 on August 27, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Personally I think he should use “Two heads are better than one”.

msupertas on August 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM

I think he should send a selfie out to all his supporters the night of 9/09 just to pump them up and stiffen their resolve to vote for him. To remind them that he is counting on them if he is to stand erect on that podium and give a victory speech the next night. And, of course, to thank them for all that hard work they did so that his campaign didn’t go limp when the media glare was the harshest.

Happy Nomad on August 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

— but if they must go down, by golly, you better believe they’re going to go down with all guns blazing!

a guy like this can only end one way…..with a “money shot”….

ted c on August 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

The first ad, “Choices,”

“I want you to have less of them”

ThePrez on August 27, 2013 at 6:50 PM

The ads are, well, WEINERIFIC!!!

Heard that Miley was so impressed she’s decided to sext her tongue to him.

TXUS on August 27, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Give me Weiner, or give me death.

This is the Weiner you are looking for.

Believe in Weiner.

southsideironworks on August 27, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Come on, allahpundit! You can make this happen! Weiner is the gift that keeps on giving. We need him.

Blake on August 27, 2013 at 7:02 PM

There is a side of me that hopes he wins. New Yorkers have earned him.

Bmore on August 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Thankfully, those commercials were heavily edited to cut out all the footage of him twerking.

WhatSlushfund on August 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM

TXUS on August 27, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Do we know if he twerked her back?

Bmore on August 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Thank you all so much for working in the Miley and twerking references, especially the Weiner himself twerking imagery.

Now excuse me whilst I go get a funnel from the garage, insert it into my ear canal and see if can get some Clorox to my brain.

M240H on August 27, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Do we know if he twerked her back?

Bmore on August 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

No, but I think he twerked her front.

TXUS on August 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

You almost get the impression that Hot Air is on the payroll of one of the opposing Democrat contenders.

sartana on August 27, 2013 at 7:23 PM

You almost get the impression that Hot Air is on the payroll of one of the opposing Democrat contenders.

sartana on August 27, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Not really. He is just such a big joke, it is hard to pass on it.

Barred on August 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Debbie Washerman Schultz refused to comment when asked if she would endorse the Weiner. She said that she couldn’t be expected to get involved in every little race.

slickwillie2001 on August 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Twerking for Dummies, pun intended.

TXUS on August 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Debbie Washerman Schultz refused to comment when asked if she would endorse the Weiner. She said that she couldn’t be expected to get involved in every little race.

slickwillie2001 on August 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Hmmmm. Heard she kinda likes Weiner and she’s been involved in a lot of little (and big) races.

TXUS on August 27, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Wieners’ campaign reaches for the Viagra bottle.

BobMbx on August 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM

There is a side of me that hopes he wins. New Yorkers have earned him.

Bmore on August 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I’m not torn at all. I absolutely want him to win the primary, which means in NYC he is the mayor. Not only have New Yorkers earned him, they deserve him. If New York City is going to go down, let them go down with their freak flag nailed to the mast; capsized bottom up with the screws slowly turning.

Subotai Bahadur on August 27, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Give me Weiner, or give me death.

This is the Weiner you are looking for.

Believe in Weiner.

southsideironworks on August 27, 2013 at 6:53 PM

You had me at Weiner.

mechkiller_k on August 27, 2013 at 9:52 PM

He was stupid to even try another race so soon, especially knowing there were other girls out there to bust him.

A guy that stupidly arrogant shouldn’t be elected dogcatcher. But Weiner can be forgiven for ignoring that common sense, because Obama.

Adjoran on August 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Y’know

If Anthony loses the primary, we won’t have Weiner to push around anymore.

WryTrvllr on August 28, 2013 at 1:07 AM

A rather flaccid attempt…

Galtian on August 28, 2013 at 7:11 AM