On his Friday radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making his first, very measured comments on the latest Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, saying that it distracts voters from issues that matter.
The mayor said he is trying to stay neutral on the candidates vying to replace him, since he will have to welcome the winner to City Hall.
However, Bloomberg said the public needs to focus on the candidates' policies.
"Takes away from having them focus on everybody else, on what they would do if they get elected. If we devoted a quarter of the space to tell us what you'd do in the real world, where's the money going to come from to deliver the things you promised, the dialogue would be a lot better. So sure, it takes away," the mayor said.
Weiner has seen his lead slip in the polls, since he admitted this week that he kept sending explicit messages and photos, even after resigning from Congress two years ago.
On Thursday, when asked how many women were involved, Weiner would not be pinned down to a number, but said it was between six and 10.