Anthony Weiner’s entry into the New York City mayoral race raises interesting questions about how politicians can recover from controversy. But since the days of the Roman Republic, candidates have shown that they can effectively manage the negative aftermath and regain at least some of their former stature.
President Obama’s rare public display of exasperation and animus after the defeat of bipartisan gun control in the Senate was unmistakable. He could only bemoan the handful of senators — four of them Democrats — derailing the hopes of 90 percent of America.
Basil Smikle and Brad Blakeman on Gun Control and Obama’s Defense Dept. nominee