July 29th, 2013
12:27 PM ET

Weiner And Filner Fight Calls to Drop Out of Race and Resign

Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner may be refusing to drop out of the New York City Mayoral race, but his campaign manager has had enough.

And as CNN's Dana Bash reports, “it's never a good day when the guy running your campaign runs for the door.”

Democratic strategists like President Obama's campaign guru continue to advise Weiner to follow suit.

"I think that he is delusional at this point and doesn't understand the situation,” David Axelrod told NBC’s Meet The Press. “He's not going to be mayor of New York. He should go away."

The frontrunner in the mayoral campaign, Christine Quinn, also made it clear she thinks Weiner is unqualified.

"When you see scandal after scandal like this, what it does is create even more distrust and maybe even disgust in government,” she said on Meet The Press.

Bash says several democratic strategists who want Weiner out are hoping at some point his campaign cash runs out and he'll have to call it quits.

But Weiner, who started this mayoral race with $4.5 million in the bank left over from his congressional campaign said yesterday, “You're stuck with me.”

“I think it’s just one thing after the other,” says CNN Political Commentator Ana Navarro, about the details emerging in the scandal and now this latest loss to his campaign.

“He thinks that it’s going away, that he’s past it,” she says, “ I think he is very wrong.”

Meanwhile on the West Coast, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner refuses to resign, instead seeking "intensive counseling" in response to sexual harassment allegations.

Also a Republican Strategist, Navaro weighs in on that. Watch:

“It's got to be a very frustrating things for democrats who last cycle we saw them label republicans as waging a war on women for what Akin and Murdoch said. In these guys, you've got people doing things, not just saying,” she says.

“So it kind of puts a kink in the democrat armor of the entire women narrative.”

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