The following article, Biden’s Twitter Apology Does Little to Curtail ‘Creepy’ Accusations, was first published on Flag And Cross.
For years, the political underground of the internet has been trying to raise the alarm on Joe Biden’s behavior, but were shunned as “conspiracy theorists”.
This was despite massive troves of video evidence from national broadcasts that plainly and clearly demonstrated that Joe Biden was unwilling to take “no” for an answer when it came to personal space. Hours upon hours of YouTube videos exist documenting the former Vice President’s egregious and just plain creepy actions, particularly around younger women, yet no one listened.
The reason for this ignorance comes from the idea that those who beat the “news” to a story are somehow just lucky conspiracy theorists, not to be taken seriously.
Now that the truth is finally out, however, Biden and his team have been working to repair the likely 2020 contender’s image ahed of the coming political storm of election season.
Biden himself took to Twitter to speak on the subject.
Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 3, 2019
Of course, the statement reeks of political theater, complete with a delousing by skilled writers and lawyers and PR folks. The grandfatherly, “back in my day” excuse was expected, certainly, and the keywords in the tweet’s caption read like they came from a “#MeToo Accusation Response Handbook” of sorts.
Will Biden’s tucked-tail tone bring him back from the brink in order to compete with Bernie Sanders’ fundraising juggernaut?
We will see soon enough.
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