Brownsville—overwhelmingly poor, black and churchgoing—would seem like an incongruous place for Anthony Weiner to mount his comeback attempt, but the Brooklyn neighborhood was an outpost of goodwill for the mayoral candidate last week.
At a local senior center, the wiry ex-congressman dished out sugar cookies while gabbing about the foibles of raising a young son. The next day, it was the same routine at another nearby senior facility. Not discussed, unless reporters asked, was the latest sexting scandal that sunk Mr. Weiner’s mayoral campaign in the polls.
“I like Mr. Weiner,” said Keith Floyd, a chef at the Brownsville center. “I think he deserves a chance. Everybody makes mistakes in their life.”
“There’s uncounted congressmen that have done the same thing. He just got caught. … I think he’s more down-to-earth. I believe he’s totally genuine.” Read More