There are huge differences between Spitzer and Weiner. Both had big problems and made big mistakes. Spitzer by all accounts has solved his problem and returned to public life with a high calling of promoting financial fairness and opposing financial greed and corruption.

Weiner has apparently not corrected his problem and, while we all wish him well in his treatment, his problem continued long after he claimed it was solved. And even worse, his lying about his problem continued even during his major public relations redemption campaign.

His wife, Huma Abedin, deserves tremendous human sympathy and compassion for what she has endured. But when she claims the escapades of Carlos Danger are a matter between her and her husband, this is obviously wrong.

Weiner is running for mayor of the largest city in the nation and one of the hardest jobs in the world. His strange behavior — and his repeated lying about his strange behavior — affect every citizen, every taxpayer, every mom, every dad, every son, every daughter, every worker and every consumer in every borough of New York City.

Spitzer in my view was an outstanding governor and will be an outstanding controller. Spitzer will be a powerful voice for the people and a powerful champion of financial integrity and fairness. Spitzer will be a knowledgeable, diligent, thoughtful and aggressive advocate for the best interests of the vast majority of the people of New York City.

Spitzer should win, and I believe he will. Weiner should drop out or he will lose — as he should.