NY1 reports that Weiner wouldn't let the press cover his talk to a Brooklyn church congregation on Sunday, making journalists wait outside until his speech was over.
Weiner used to covet all the press
coverage he could get, but after getting beat up in the press all last
week by both journalists and voters (especially this one), suddenly Weiner is getting
In other Weiner news, the Clintons turned against both Anthony and Hillary's adopted step-daughter Huma and the Democratic Party establishment called for Weiner to drop out of the race, with one prominent Dem consultant saying he's "a waste of space."
Weiner told reporters yesterday that he will not drop out of the race and said more volunteers are coming forward to join his campaign even as news broke that his campaign manager quit over the sexting scandal redux.
With the Clintons turning on him, he will not be able to raise any big money for his campaign.
He has no institutional support among the professional political class, no union support.
His GOTV operation will be amateur at best.
Now he has no campaign manager.
The Weiner campaign seems to consist of Anthony, Huma, their one year old son and a few masochist volunteers.
Meanwhile sexting scandal news continues to break every day, forcing Weiner to stay on the defensive (the latest two examples are here and here.)
These are not auspicious signs that he can turn this around any time soon.
It's true that Weiner's name will be on the ballot no matter what he does because it's too late to take it off before the primary.
But for all effective purposes, whether he stays in or not, Weiner's finished.
That he wouldn't let the press cover his talk to a Sunday church congregation is just the latest sign of that.