Is Joe Biden a viable 2020 candidate in the #MeToo Democratic Party?
Joe Biden didn’t leave the Democratic Party, but the Democratic Party may have left him.
Joe Biden may not be an Al-Franken-level groper, and he’s certainly not a Harvey-Weinstein-level offender.
But his public displays of affection for women and girls during photo ops are widely viewed as creepy, in a touchy feely kind of way.
This video of Biden snuggling the daughter of Senator Chris Coons during his swearing in ceremony is [you fill in the descriptor]:
In fairness that video is slow motion. But it’s no less creepy at regular speed:
And there is the infamous Ashton Carter swearing in ceremony where the expression on the face of Carter’s wife as she is touched by Uncle Joe symbolizes a #MeToo disgust with men who take liberties with their hands:
And there are others out there, just search YouTube for “Creepy Joe Biden.”
In the age of the #MeToo movement, in which even completely consensual contact between adults can be a career killer and cause for internet mobs, does Biden have a chance?
According to an AP report widely run at major publications, Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run:
Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.
Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. He insisted he had made no decision, and didn’t need to yet, according to five people who either attended the meeting or were briefed on it by those who did….
The political world has long tried to game out Biden’s plans for 2020. After all, he came close to running last time only to see President Donald Trump pull off a victory that many Democrats openly suggest wouldn’t have happened had he, not Hillary Clinton, been their nominee. Several people came away from the meeting with the impression that if no strong Democratic candidate emerges in the next year or so, Biden would feel strongly compelled to run.
A Politico article earlier this month on Biden’s plan to use 2018 to build 2020 momentum:
The questions about Biden’s political plans continue as he and his staff, in consultation with Democratic leaders in Washington and aides to Barack Obama, have begun making plans for the next nine months that will likely make the former vice president the most active high-profile Democratic surrogate on the trail….
In the two months before the election, Biden intends to campaign nearly nonstop around the country….
Biden’s midterm appeal is both as the best-known Democrat readily available — Obama is limiting his political appearances, and Bill and Hillary Clinton are neither as desired nor as ready to campaign — and as a politician who hits exactly the kind of voters Democrats need to win.
If he ran, Biden would have Obama’s support, just as he would have had Biden run in 2016. The campaign theme would be to restore the Obama-Biden magic Democrats long for.
The only person who would excite Obama Democrats more would be a real Obama, Michelle. If Democrats fail to take back either the House or Senate, I’m still predicting that Michelle will be The One, if she chooses to run.
Biden would have other obstacles in a Democratic Party primary. He’s viewed as part of the old Democratic Party, not the new increasingly far-left party that almost put Keith Ellison at the top of the Democratic National Committee. That “old-school” persona may not play well to start, and would subject him to attacks from #MeToo movement radicals.
Biden could assuage some of the #MeToo criticism by naming a female running mate, but in an age when Democrats long to make Trump’s comments about pussy grabbing the centerpiece of their 2020 campaign, the images of touchy-feely creepy Uncle Joe may not be what they need.
Joe Biden didn’t leave the Democratic Party, but the Democratic Party may have left him.
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You mean actually grabbing women and girls is frowned on in the democratic party? He was just following the leadership of great democrats like Bill Clinton and his good friend Teddy Kennedy.
Run Joe, Run! Please.
75 now, 77 in 2020. Creepy and well past his expiration date. I’ll pass.
The time for Joe “The Hands” Biden gaining a grip on the DNC nomination has passed, thankfully.
I completely agree with Mr. Jacobson that, eventually, the Dems will swoon for Michele and nominate her in 2020. All the rest — trial balloons by Biden, Warren, Oprah, etc. — is window-dressing, much like the 2-year nonsense we had to go thru with Hillary (“will she, or won’t she run” — If she was breathing (sometimes it was hard to tell), of course she was going to run).
Unfortunately, the progressives and democrats are such lemmings that they will mindlessly vote for Michelle After all, she’s a woman, and a black woman to boot. In their minds, her dislike of America (and most Americans) is a feature, not a problem.
“the Dems will swoon for Michele….”
But the nation won’t. She’s as divisive as hillary klinton – and not quite as smart. Which isn’t saying much.
Look for moooochelle’s book in 2020: “What the F— Happened?”
Methinks Michelle and Barry both will be doing some long prison sentences by 2020……….
And he persists. To his credit, she, they, are conscious.
He was selected as VP to lend experienced foreign-relations gravitas to the admin of the shallow & callow n00b Obama. Depressingly, the best the D’rats could find, feeble though he is. There’s no evidence that anybody—not even the D’rats—ever considered him serious presidential material.
No, Biden wasn’t selected for his foreign policy gravitas — heck, he’d been wrong on every foreign policy question that came up in his career.
Obama picked him because he was known as a dim bulb who represented one of the tiniest states in the country, had been caught plagiarizing speeches, and couldn’t keep his hands off unrelated women and girls — he was Obama’s insurance policy against impeachment when he began his transformation of America.
When Plugs Biden was selected as VP I became convinced that he was the insurance policy against Obama ever being impeached. While Trump and Bush have made some head scratching statements, though usually if you look to what they were talking about you could figure out what they meant to say even if they phrased it strangely. With Biden, his remarks are frequently bizarre.
If elected, he would be, like Bill Clinton, a hands on president.
Biden is a groper of women and little girls.
He also was second in command under the most corrupt administration in US history, and also treasonous.
Perverted and corrupt: he’d make an excellent democrat candidate.
Joe Biden’s Disturbing Groping of Young Girls and Women:
Swamp Sessions slapping Biden’s reaching hand away from a little girl:
You have to understand. The are Democrats, and like all Leftists, they want their “leaders” to mouth all politically correct platitudes, but admire their ability to abuse and oppress others.
A PC, dumb as several boxes of rocks, serial groper and harasser of women [both adult and underage] will be loved by the WHITE, non-LBGTQRSTUV establishment Democrats. The same ones who took Clinton’s sexual oppression of his aides and Ted Kennedy’s adulterous murder as signs of manhood.
Deeds, not words.
Barring a serious medical issue (quite possible at his age) Joe will run. All past scandals and issues will be forgotten since democrats never actually care about them in the first place. It’s all about the “optics” you know.
If anyone mentions Joe’s wandering hands, they’ll just shriek, “But what about TRUMP?????” And ignore it.
Oh yes! Lets get Uncle Bad Touch Shoot your gun in the air Biden out there! Run Biden Run!
If Michael — oops, I mean. Michelle decides to run, he — I mean SHE —could run on the “I hate America again” theme. (In contrast to the MAGA theme.)
Harvey Weinstein showering naked in front of female subordinates.
Joe Biden swimming naked in front of female secret service agents.
“Is Joe Biden a viable 2020 candidate in the #MeToo Democratic Party?”
i had hoped that Biden would have run in 2016 – UNTIL i actually looked at how Slo Jo actually behaved in congress and as VP.
He would have won, because he is MUCH smarter and more devious then he appears, with his ‘aw shucks’ playbook.
we dodged the bullet in so many ways in 2016!
Honestly, Slow Joe Biteme has so much baggage that no political party could afford the tips for the bellmen to handle between campaign stops.
Aside from the creepiness Slow Joe is too old and too white for the radical Leftist Antifa/BLM base of the party.
Oh, also too Anglo for the DACA base.