The New York Connection

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Why Miller's Scared of Weiner

Gifford is ranking low in the polls for Democratic Mayoral hopefuls, but who pays attention to polls in May? Not Gifford Miller...but he does pay attention to Anthony Weiner.

The Speaker's staff is baffled that the progressive populists of 2004 would even consider the Congressman. Weiner voted for the war. He blasted Howard Dean. He's calling himself a moderate.

So why are former Deaniacs swooning?

Maybe it's the enegy thing. Weiner comes out all-guns blazing, neck veins popping, wisecracks cracking. Gifford, maybe more Dean in dialogue, is more demure in demeanor.

How can you tell people that you're the progressive candidate if you're not willing to shout it?

If you're worried that Weiner's at your back, Giff, do what anyone should do when pursued: shout, shout, shout.


At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Ron Brynaert said...

I'd like to say nice blog...but I am curious as to why there is no mention of the front-runner in the mayoral race: C. Virginia Fields.

Nor is there any mention of the guy who should still be the front runner but said something really stupid at the worst place to say it.

I guess an excuse would be that you just started this blog a week ago...but there's only so many weeks that can go by before those missing names on this blog will appear to be something other than curious.

At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have nothing to say about them at this point. freddie seems to be quite the dumbass.

why do you recommend fields? i'm open.

At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you look at their records, weiner is as progressive as anyone. he wears his "F" from the NRA as a badge of honor. miller has been an ineffective city council speaker and has been nothing more than a lapdog for bloomberg.

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if by 'weiner is as progressive as anyone' you mean moderate republicans, then yes you're right. if not, do some research.


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