The latest polls indicate that Anthony Weiner has now passed Christine Quinn in the polls and is now the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination in the New York City mayoral race.
Often, to illustrate articles about politicians, newspapers will dig up appropriate stock photos from the past and use those. For instance, if it's good news for the President, they'll use an old photo of Obama grinning ear to ear and place it near the headline; if it's bad news, they'll find an old photo of him frowning, and so on. The effect is that the politician looks as if he has just experienced the triumph or defeat, even if the photo is years old.
Should Weiner be elected Mayor, what use will the media be able to find for some of his infamous "selfies?"
For instance, what headlines might this photograph accompany?
The first thing to come to mind is the news mentioned in the first paragraph of this post: "Poll shows Weiner in front."
If at any point Weiner's strategists feel he needs to shore up his liberal base: "Weiner's leftward tilt."
Should he drift too far left: "Weiner a tool of the socialists."
Should Weiner appoint any female deputy mayors, "Weiner excited about new aide."
Should he tangle with the powerful Michael Mulgrew: "Weiner gives teachers' union the shaft."
Should he make a strategic move: "Weiner uses head wisely."
Or how about this picture?
After he proposes his legislative agenda: "Weiner presents package to City Council."
On his infamous lack of tact: "Weiner no touchy-feely politician."
On his take charge style: "Weiner grabs control."
On his gun control stance: "Weiner suggests private citizens check weapons."
On his favorable press coverage: "Is Daily News Weiner's house organ?"
I realize that this line of humor could pall rapidly. But I'd still be disappointed if the newspapers don't find any use for these pictures.