Joe Biden is the Democratic frontrunner for his party’s nomination for president, winning 46% of the vote in a recent poll, compared to 14% for second-place Bernie Sanders.
- This, despite seven women having come forward with accusations of “inappropriate behavior.” None were claims of sexual misconduct, but rather concerns over a style of interaction that has made these women feel “uncomfortable.”
- Biden has an emotional delivery and style that some say is born of or nurtured by tragedy.
- In 1972, a few weeks after Biden won his Senate seat, his first wife, one-year-old daughter, and his two sons, Hunter and Beau, were hit by a tractor trailer while Christmas shopping. His wife and daughter were killed; his sons survived but with massive injuries. Then, in 2015, his sone Beau died of brain cancer.
- Biden published a video in response to the accusations in which he talks about learning from the situation while avoiding an apology. Some say this (lack of an apology) is the reason the issue hasn’t gone away.