Just one day after I wrote my post about the likelihood of the media going after Biden in a big way, the media has turned their guns on him. I can only assume this is due to how well Biden is performing in the polls and how poorly Kamala Harris (who I believe is the pre-approved candidate of the SJWs and the media) is performing in comparison.
Usually the media has waited until un-approved Democrat candidates announce before going after them. However, I can only assume the media is getting nervous about Kamala’s seeming failure to launch and Biden’s persistent lead, and are trying to intimidate him into not running at all by turning the feminists loose on him.
The actual outlet that went after Biden is the Cut, which is part of New York Magazine:
I found my way to the holding room for the speakers, where everyone was chatting, taking photos, and getting ready to speak to the hundreds of voters in the audience. Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction. As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?”
I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.” I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.
By then, as a young Latina in politics, I had gotten used to feeling like an outsider in rooms dominated by white men. But I had never experienced anything so blatantly inappropriate and unnerving before. Biden was the second-most powerful man in the country and, arguably, one of the most powerful men in the world. He was there to promote me as the right person for the lieutenant governor job. Instead, he made me feel uneasy, gross, and confused. The vice-president of the United States of America had just touched me in an intimate way reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners — and I felt powerless to do anything about it.
The pile on is already starting. The University of Pennsylvania is facing some pressure on whether to change the name of the Penn Biden Center:
A year ago, the University of Pennsylvania scrubbed a major donor’s name from campus after several women accused him of sexual harassment.
Now it has to consider how to respond to allegations against a much bigger name: the former vice president of the United States, potential 2020 presidential candidate, and leading campaigner against campus sexual assault.
Joe Biden is the namesake of the private university’s Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, set up shortly after his service in the Obama administration ended. The university also named him the Benjamin Franklin presidential practice professor. He has appeared and spoken many times at Penn over the past 12 months.
Penn media relations has not responded to College Fix queries Friday night about whether it plans to treat Biden the same as it treated casino magnate Steve Wynn. The university quickly removed Wynn’s name from Wynn Commons and a scholarship following allegations from several women.
Neither the Penn Biden Center nor It’s On Us has publicly responded to the allegations against Biden as of late Friday.
The Cut/NYMag also blasted Biden in an editorial entitled “Joe Biden Isn’t the Answer.”
This opinion piece in NRO offers a take similar to my own, and says that Joe Biden is done:
For the next few months, though, we’re in an amusing interstitial period when the media actually has a reason to attack their fellow Democrats: any hacks out there who think their party can do better than Biden (or Sanders, or Warren, or Harris, or etc.) can rip into their disfavored candidates in order to give an assist to their preferred picks. All of this goes away as soon as the Democratic pick for 2020 becomes evident, but until then we’ll be seeing some actual vigorous reporting.
Some political analysts are saying on Twitter that they think the prospect of many more stories along these lines being published will cause Biden to think twice about running. I think he’ll probably still run — how can an ego monster like Biden resist when the polls put him at the top of the pack? — but his 2020 candidacy will perish as quickly as his previous presidential campaigns. The Democratic candidate with the best chance of beating President Trump is doomed.
I think Biden is being set up to be the Democrat version of Jeb Bush. The Cut’s piece is just a shot across the bow – if Biden continues to stay in the race, more and more of these “Biden is a creep” stories are going to tear into his lead until he is forced to withdraw. I don’t see Biden having the fortitude to stick it out like Trump did when he was bombarded with these accusations.