Joe Biden is not the best candidate the left can muster. Look, playing it safe did not work out for Romney, Hillary, etc.
Americans want to be inspired at the top of the ticket – see Hillary if you do not believe me. Her voter’s ambivalence caused too many to stay home on election day.
Joe Biden is not inspiring anyone either. In fact, he is doing the opposite. Jessica Roman, an Iowa teacher was not happy with Biden getting all touchy with her.
Unfortunately for Biden reporters were there to capture the embarrassing and awkward moment for posterity.
“I think that he means well but, you know, he grabbed my hands right away and that was really uncomfortable,” she told the Washington Examiner.
“He was very close and, in my mind, I’m like, this is part of our problem: Not recognizing that you need to ask first, or can I shake your hand? Not just grab your hands and hang onto them. That bothers me.”
Roman, who is leaning toward caucusing for California Sen. Kamala Harris or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, wanted a more detailed answer to her question about collective bargaining in Iowa, which has a restrictive framework similar to Wisconsin. It was “a very well rehearsed list” that “didn’t really speak” to her inquiry, she said.
Biden has been accused by at least eight women of touching them without permission. Amid a furor over the allegations, he said that he accepted that “social norms are changing,” adding: “I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility, and I will meet it.” His wife Jill said that his unwanted contact “won’t happen again.” Days after his vow to change, however, Biden joked about the allegations.
Despite repeated advice from his staff, Biden still routinely touches women and children at events, whether they like it or not.