Earlier, Master Quick, in a post titled “Um, Nemo…,” tweaked my not inconsiderable nose by reposting a comment I had made awhile ago about the re-emergence of Elliott Spitzer in NYC politics:
Frankly, Spitzer doesn’t have a chance, and I think Weiner will flame out pretty quickly. But the fact that they both think they have a chance to fool us twice tells you what you need to know.
Egg on my face, as Bill points out:
A recent Quinnipiac University poll showed Spitzer has a 19-point lead over his rival. He has a particularly strong advantage among black voters, where he leads Stringer 68 percent to 21 percent. He also an 18-point lead among women despite being attacked by some women’s groups.
But now, from Brietbart:
Support for Eliot Spitzer’s return to politics has plunged less than two weeks before the city comptroller primary, a poll showed Thursday, putting the scandal-tarnished former governor in a tie with Democratic rival Scott Stringer.
Stringer, who’s Manhattan’s borough president, and Spitzer each got 46 percent of the vote in the Quinnipiac University survey of likely Democratic primary voters. Spitzer had previously had double-digit leads.
What happened? Spitzer has outspent Stringer by a wide margin, using his own family funds to finance his campaign — a practice he frequently and severely criticized prior to his oopsy-daisy with the tattooed lady. Have some of the folks he courted with promises of “standing up for the little guy” suddenly figure out that he was talking about part of his anatomy? Did women — who previously favored him (okay, okay) by 17% — begin to realize that he was more interested in satin sheets than balance sheets?
We watch with interest.