To The Editor:
I attended high school with Anthony Weiner (Brooklyn Technical High School Class of ’81). I saw first-hand many a times Anthony Weiner fought the bullies in high school and he vehemently stood up for people who could not fend for themselves.
With that same dogged determination, Anthony Weiner fought for his constituents as a member of NYC Council. He was always accessible and he was never aloof from the people he represented. He came from humble beginnings and as such he never wavered when it came time to fight for the working people of our City. He supported raising the national debt in return for lowering the taxes on the working class. It took a great deal of courage to support raising the national debt when many conservatives opposed the idea. But Anthony Weiner’s support for Obama’s economic policy proved to be well founded. The auto industry recovered and our economy is expanding.
Courage is what Anthony Weiner is all about. Whether it was standing up to the bullies in high school or fighting for workers rights on the floor of Congress, Anthony Weiner always fought for the working people of America.
It is certainly not easy for Anthony Weiner to enter NYC’s political forum. He will face unhappy voters and a barrage of criticism from all the Mayoral candidates. Anthony Weiner has supporters who believe he will continue to fight for New York City.
Weiner’s possible entry into NYC’s politics comes at a time when NYC’s future is at a critical junction. Bloomberg’s style of running our City as a one-man dynasty is all but over. Voter discontent with our current politicians is at epic proportions. Whoever becomes the next Mayor will have a long uphill battle ahead because the direction of our City will change dramatically.
Anthony Weiner has a proven track record of fighting for our City. New York City needs a Mayor of courage, foresight and very importantly a Mayor who will not treat the working people of our City as pawns in a political chess game of backdoor deals.
Anthony Weiner came from humble beginnings. No matter what level he aspired to, he never forgot where he started from. He continues to be a down-home person. Weiner was and always will be the “voice of the voiceless.”
Our next Mayor needs to be a Mayor of the people, not a politician. Anthony Weiner will be a Mayor, not a backdoor politician.