Anthony Weiner has been holding himself in these days.
"Apparently, funny isn't in like it was in 2005," he said. "Now angst-ridden is in, so I'm doing that this year."
This was a joke. A quiet joke, an increasingly rare public joke-not quite the kind of laugh line as any of his hot dog slogan jokes during the 2005 race, or the more raunchy play on his name that he used to use as mock enticement while campaigning at the Gay Pride parade.
Anthony Weiner, Seriously
Three years after his first run for mayor, a year before his second, this is who he is now, who he has developed into being, and who he has forced himself to become.
He is not as funny as he once was. And without a popular, millionaire incumbent in the race, his new campaign for mayor is not at all a joke.