By Sarah Mimms // September 9, 2011 | 4:19 p.m.
Updated: September 9, 2011 | 4:44 p.m.
New York Assemblyman David Weprin just can't catch a break in his race to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. A video of the Democrat, who is fighting for his political life ahead of next week's special election, dancing somewhat less-than-gracefully emerged on the Web this week and is beginning to make the rounds online.
Weprin's awkwardness in the video is unlikely to help him in a race in which he faces constant accusations that he cannot connect with voters and lacks a personality. Or, as his opponent Bob Turner loves to point, Weprin isn't like the average New Yorker, he's "a career politician."
In honor of Mr. Weprin, and to let him know that he's not alone, we present: The top 5 worst dance moves by politicians. Hey, it's Friday. Enjoy.
5) Though former Secretary of State Colin Powell has arguably the best rhythm of this group, we can't ignore that of the ten moves involved in the Macarena, he appears to remember approximately four of them. (We also apologize for the quality of this video).
4) No matter how cute his story about then three-year-old daughter, Sasha Obama, the President truly failed to "drop it like" anything during this 2004 speech.
3) At the beginning of this video, shot at one of the 1993 Inaugural Balls - you can tell Tipper Gore thinks her husband is dancing like a complete dork. And who could disagree - Al Gore looks like he's cross-country skiing. In the history of political dancing there are few political couples who are both truly bad -- Obama has Michelle, Hillary had Bill - but with Tipper's neck move later in the video, this former couple truly clinches the title of Worst Political Dancers.
2) Of course no list of bad dance moves, political or otherwise, would be complete without George W. Bush's infamous - "attempt," let's say, to dance with a group of drummers while on a state trip to Africa. It's all in the shoulders, George, all in the shoulders.
1) This clip from the TV-Radio Correspondant's Dinner in 2007 has almost too many things going for it. It has amateur rappers, back-up dancers, jumping and a White House adviser referring to himself as "Emcee Rove." But the best part, without question, is the that look on Karl Rove's face at the beginning of the video. It just screams "Should I do this?" About thirty seconds in, Rove seems to say "this is a great idea" and doesn't look back. Thank goodness for that.
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