Anthony Weiner seems to either be doing ingenious damage control or possibly even set this whole thing up on purpose.
While establishment democarts see this as an embarrasment to the party, over 50 percent of his constituents want him to stay, and he has indisputably raised his national name recognition immensely over this. If you think about at it closely its just the kind of scandal which could actually help him in a New York mayoral election... Just think of the discussions taking place in ladie's rooms nationwide, not to mention late network tv night talk shows. If he stays in congress, and expecially if he works whings out with his wife, this could easily catapult him to having a Clintionesque "Ladie's Man" reputation which coulld actually help make him the next mayor of New York. And with a name like Weiner, I think the late night talk shows will really take this and run with it like they did the Clinton scandal.
So if he continues to play his cards right, we could see him as the next mayor of New York. And depending on how that goes we might even see Weiner for President in 2016.