The only reason Tara Reade is getting any kind of hearing is because Bernie Sanders supporters and other Never Biden types in the media and the lefty establishment are giving her a bit of a boost. Not too much of one because they don’t want to cripple him in case he does end up being the candidate, but just enough to apply some pressure on his backers so they’ll urge him to quit.
Meanwhile whatever’s left of Biden’s brain knows all he has to do is hang on until the nomination is officially his.
However that will work.
Multiple sexual assault accusations didn’t stop Bill Clinton. Al Franken groped his way across America and is prepping a comeback. Nobody really believes Reade’s accusation is going to stop Biden. Not unless a whole lot of other women come forward.
But the past week has shone a pretty clear light on what the biggest threat to Biden is. This is the most coverage he’s gotten and it’s from a media that supports him. Yet despite his endless yammering on the Biden Show, he hasn’t done anything that the media could manage to meaningfully cover, as opposed to suppress.
Sexual assault accusations won’t stop Biden. His boringness will. The polls show a sizable enthusiasm gap and no real confidence among Dems that they’ll win.
Biden is not the man to inspire either enthusiasm or confidence.