Call it the little green pill.
Anthony Weiner is having such a hard time generating support for his limp campaign that he has resorted to paying a rent-a-crowd firm to provide “supporters” for his events, The Post has learned.
Some of the gung-ho Weiner crowds, including at the Aug. 11 Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, were really actors who were paid $15 an hour by the California firm Crowds on Demand, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal.
The source said surrogates for Weiner approached the Santa Monica-based company days after Indiana-native Sydney Leathers came forward to say that Weiner had continued his digital dalliances after resigning from Congress.
For what it’s worth, which is nothing at all, Weiner’s campaign denies.
Crowds on Demand sells its services with the slogan “Live Like an A-Lister!” That pretty much sums up Anthony Weiner’s ambitions. Customers can rent mobs complete with paparazzi to greet them at the airport, accompany them on celebrity shopping experiences, and several other pathetically narcissistic services including “political manpower.”
Campaigns need manpower and they need it quickly. We can provide that manpower to give your candidate or cause the edge. We can send supporters to a rally, (respectfully) protest outside opposition events, and help with regular campaign tasks such as canvassing or phone-banking.
Our operations in the two largest metropolitan areas in California makes us a perfect choice for ballot measure campaigns. We are available to do elections at all levels from neighborhood politics to national elections.
They also sell the “Rally for YOU”
This is a dream come true. Bask in your own greatness as hundreds of people chant your name through the streets in the ultimate self-promotion event. No request is too extreme for us to honor with this package.
It’s not shocking at all that Weiner would be among Crowds on Demand’s customers.