Politics

07.08.13

Spitzer vs. Weiner: Who Would You Forgive? Cast Your Vote

Two disgraced politicians walk into a New York election—who gets your vote? Take our survey.

Something fishy is going on in New York City.

Two of recent history’s most shamed politicians—Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down as governor of New York in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, and Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after tweeting crotch shots—are back and running for office. Spitzer wants to be comptroller; Weiner’s eyeing the mayor’s mansion.

For better or worse, both men have a solid shot at winning their race and taking back a piece of the tainted spotlight. So we had to ask—if only one of them could pull off a comeback, which one would you pick? Whose indiscretions are more easily forgivable?