It’s been common knowledge for many years that “Creepy Uncle Joe” can’t keep his hands to himself. Nonetheless, it is still surprising that the mainstream media is currently paying a great deal of attention to recent allegations that the former Vice President got “handsy” with a woman. What is even more surprising is that there is very real evidence that those stirring the pot against Joe Biden are fellow Democrats who are running for the presidency.
At least one of Biden’s backers thinks that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the one behind the smear campaign, and it’s easy to see why. Lucy Flores, the former Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada and the first woman to publicly accuse former VP Joe Biden of inappropriately touching her in public, endorsed Sen. Sanders in 2016 and was even a member of his Our Revolution board at one point. However, Ms. Flores later had a falling out with some people who were members of Sen. Sanders’ network, and left her position at Our Revolution.
There is also the fact that many of the people who would support a prospective Joe Biden candidacy are not the sort who would support a Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Joe Biden is viewed as being far more centrist than Sanders, whose calls for a Green New Deal, free Medicare and free college tuition would naturally draw in progressive voters rather than moderate or independent ones.
Sen. Sanders isn’t the only person who could have encouraged Ms. Flores to go public with her allegations. She has been spotted attending Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign kickoff in El Paso, and has told the press that she attended an event for Julian Castro, another Democrat presidential hopeful.
Flores, together with others, met with Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign manager. Flores has not endorsed any of the presidential hopefuls that she has met, but it is conceivable that any one of them may have encouraged her to speak out against Biden in the hopes of boosting their own campaigns.
The fact that the former VP is well over seven points ahead of his nearest competitor is sure to rankle other Democratic candidates who hope to square off with President Donald Trump in 2020. While Biden is viewed by many as the candidate who is most likely to beat Trump due to his blue collar appeal, it is clear that even many fellow party members are more concerned about their personal ambitions than helping their own party.
While it remains to be seen who is behind the recent campaign to expose Creepy Uncle Joe, it is clear that the allegations will have a negative impact on his campaign should he decide to run. At present, he is still polling ahead of all his rivals mainly due to his name recognition. However, the voting public is fickle, and the fact that there are literally scores of Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick from means that those who would have voted for him could easily rally around one or more other candidates.
The fact that other women are following Flores’ example and coming forward with their own stories about is sure to build momentum against a potential Joe Biden 2020 presidential run. There could be a drastic turnaround in Biden’s fortunes. However, at present, his chances of winning the Democratic nomination appear to be slim to none.
~ Conservative Zone