Heilmann of New York magazine and Mark Halperin did a "With All Due Respect" interview of Weiner on Bloomberg News.
Via Legal Insurrection:
HALPERIN: Where are you sort of on the range now of the possibilities of the outcome of the presidential? What’s the best Hillary Clinton can do and kind of the worst?
WEINER: I will eat Heilemann’s shoes if this isn’t a blowout. Just structurally the thing–you cannot be an anti-Semitic, anti-hispanic, xenophobic ass and get elected President of the United States in 2016. And on the other hand you have arguably the most qualified person since maybe George Washington running. And the people that decide presidential elections are not the hard-core Democrats or the hard-core Republicans. They’re the casual voter that looks up from their morning newspaper or tries to figure out who’s going to protect my family, who’s going to gradually make life a little bit better for me and my community. And that’s Hillary Clinton and not an erratic jerk like Donald Trump.The interview got a little weirder later:
HEILEMANN: A model of restraint. Tell me one thing that you admire about Donald Trump as a candidate? Something you would say: he does that well.
WEINER: Here’s the thing —
HEILEMANN: — he’s dangerous —
WEINER: I think he’s wildly overrated as a candidate. He is like the thousand monkeys you put in front of a typewriter and every once in a while they type a sentence. He’s not that good. And by the way, you’re going to see it at the convention. Mr. Great-at-entertainment, great at that kind of stuff. I very rarely see something that he does that I go, wow, that was pretty shrewd or pretty smart. That’s not the way he rolls. He appeals to that mouth-breathing, kind of hunched over, one-tooth person that is the primary voter for Republicans. And that’s fine by me. This is good natural selection thing we’re doing here. We’re learning who the 30% are in this country who probably shouldn’t be in charge of anything.Dear Never Trumpers, come on, for the love of humanity, help make Anthony Weiner eat Heilmann's shoes in November.
Oh, and I did notice the perv said nasty things about Trump's supporters. Watch out, Jennifer Rubin. He's after your job.
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