What most of us had come to assume has been admitted by Representative Anthony Weiner. He joins a hall of many many leaders who have done something they are ashamed of and lie to cover it up-- for as long as they can.
If Weiner had told the truth right away, as soon as the photos surfaced, the result of this would be different. He thought he could lie though, somehow thought he could cover it up, and he added that to his list of sins. They often say the cover-up is worse than the crime for these politicians and in a lot of cases, like with Bill Clinton, that turns out to be the case.
Now the question is whether it ends his political career. And that's the question for here. Would you vote for a politician who had done such a thing and lied about it? Some of them resign or say they won't run again. Those who committed a crime particularly, like Eliot Spitzer, pretty much don't have a choice. But what about those that committed a moral sin?
Should he have resigned? Would you vote for someone from your own party, who you had liked very much before you found out he/she had an ego problem like this, was prone to lie when necessary to save his/her bacon or had a sexual addiction? It looks like it was a consensual sort of thing, mutual sexual flirtations with women who were sending him encouragement, BUT it's not nothing. Is it too much in a leader? What should we expect from them in that area? For some, sexual moral behaviors are the most important character issues.