The race to find Michael Bloomberg's replacement as New York City mayor heated up over the weekend with the primaries looming. For two candidates, the tale of the campaign cycle was perfectly captured in two freak accidents no one could foresee.
One candidate's campaign is nearly dead after an impossibly fast start. Some dips in the road have turned the whole thing into, well, a car crash. On Saturday, while driving to Washington for Saturday's March on Washington rally, Anthony Weiner's transportation was involved in a "chain reaction" three car accident.
Another candidate's campaign started out hot, was briefly cooled down, and is now revived. On Sunday a teenage supporter of Democratic candidate Christine Quinn collapsed from the 81-degree heat and close quarters on stage. Quinn cared for the girl until paramedics could swoop in and make sure she's OK. "Quinn helped the girl stand and walk up the City Hall steps. Once inside, Quinn used wet paper towels to cool the girl’s legs and chest, before grabbing an ice pack to apply to the young supporter’s head," the New York Post reports. The girl was fine in the end. Quinn also earned The New York Times' official Democratic endorsement over the weekend, her second endorsement from the local papers this week. The race is seen by many as hers to lose.
The primaries are on September 10. Sometimes, life is strangely poetic.