No one ever said Anthony Weiner lacks confidence.
In a private meeting with the city’s powerful United Federation of Teachers, the mayoral candidate pronounced he would make it out of the Democratic primary into a runoff.
And he boldly told the union leaders that they should endorse his bid for mayor in the runoff — even if they back someone else first in the primary, sources told The Post.
“Clearly, Anthony is thinking beyond the initial endorsement and is pegging his hopes on a runoff with the UFT’s support,” said one source familiar with the meeting.
The source said Weiner told the UFT he is “confident” he would get into a runoff, which would be between the top two vote-getters if no candidate reaches at least 40 percent of the vote in the September primary. The UFT is said to be debating between endorsing Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio for the primary.
If the runoff is between Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn, God help us.
We'll see if Weiner makes it that far.
He's riding high now, but he's starting to get more scrutiny.
Today's Times article that depicts him as a petulant, impatient child-man isn't all that flattering.
We'll have to see if the Times ever puts out the article about Weiner's Twitter victims.
And there are those questions around Weiner's actions with the 17 year old two years ago.
He's confident he's in the runoff, and right now, he would be.
But there's a lot of time between now and September.
If he continues to get the scrutiny he deserves, we'll see if he's still standing come September.