In Joe Biden Needs Women, I compared the Biden veepstakes to the Bachelor.
Meanwhile somewhere a dozen female Senate Democrats are dancing around singing the Matchmaker song from Fiddler on the Roof. Except their only possible match is a creepy senile lecher. The dating pool is full of chlorine. The only thing standing next to Joe Biden gets you is six months of hair sniffing.
We might speculate about the virtues of some of Harvey Weinstein’s victims, but not Joe’s.
The DNC is looking for a strong, smart woman to stand next to Joe Biden and pretend to smile while he kisses the back of her neck, chews on her hair, and whispers, “Mommy, where am I?”
That seems like a waste of a strong, smart woman. And no actual smart, strong woman would do it.
Now it’s literally the Bachelor with candidates sabotaging each other with opposition research.
With the Biden campaign’s vetting process soon to begin, supporters of potential running mates are also getting involved: opposition research that was shelved at the end of the presidential primary is now starting to recirculate in an effort to stealthily drag down prospective vice presidential rivals. Harris, Warren and to a lesser extent Klobuchar — who gained traction relatively late in the campaign — all faced intense scrutiny during the presidential primary. Now, in conversations with reporters, Democrats working to hobble them are reupping old criticisms about their records.
“There are definitely internal and external battles over who’s going to leak the most shit on people,” one Democratic strategist said.
Strong, feminist women. Battling for a chance to stand next to a sexual predator.