Bill Clinton: Feelings about Weiner, NYC election are 'personal'

Max Zimbert
Yahoo! News
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The big dog isn’t biting on the New York City mayoral race.

Former President Bill Clinton told CNN he has five friends running for New York City mayor and isn’t taking sides, despite having officiated the wedding of serial sexter Anthony Weiner to Huma Abedin, a top Hillary Clinton aide.

“The feelings I have are all personal, and since they are, I shouldn’t talk about them,” Bill Clinton told CNN in a taped interview about the city's mayoral field.

Clinton was speaking in Rwanda to promote the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Several mayoral candidates, including one Republican, were former Clinton supporters — for either Bill's presidential run or his wife’s campaign for Senate. One candidate, city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, was Hillary's campaign manager for her 2000 Senate run.

"Neither Hillary or I was ever involved in the political campaign, and they [all] understood that from the beginning,” Clinton said of the race to succeed three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

After revelations that Weiner continued exchanging sexual text messages with women after his 2011 resignation from Congress, the Clintons have been repeatedly invoked because of their relationship to Abedin — as well as Hillary’s political ties to New York and Bill's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that led to his impeachment in 1998 by a Republican-led House.

Weiner has sunk in recent polls, and his campaign manager quit.