The obvious follow-up question should be, ‘What reason do the other two-thirds give’? But we’re talking about Democrats, so…
The other two-thirds want to keep him.
How crazy are these Democrats? Let’s have them tell us in their own words…
Considering the increasingly Pravda-like nature of Politico lately, it’s low-key amazing that Politico would even bring themselves to ASK this question.
Democratic presidential nominee’s efforts to broaden his support. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday shows that more than a third of voters believe Democrats should abandon Biden as their nominee over the recent claims from the former Senate aide that date back to the early 1990s.
The survey — conducted in the days after Biden appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday to personally deny the charges for the first time — found 28 percent of Democrats “definitely” or “probably” favor replacing Biden with another nominee to take on President Donald Trump in November.
The prospect, while exceedingly remote, comes as Biden works to coalesce the support of liberals and younger voters who backed someone else in the primary. It also underscores tension in the party amid an international movement against harassment and sexual assault.
“The Democratic Party faces a real crisis of conscience,” said Camille Rivera, a Democratic strategist with a progressive firm in New York. “We have spent so much effort and energy calling out Donald Trump and creating a movement around the importance of believing women and at the same time we have a troubling accusation about our Democratic nominee.” — Politico
It’s hard to frame yourself as the ‘champion of women’ alternative to Trump when a criminal complaint for sexual assault has been launched against you by a lifelong member of your own party. A former staffer, no less.
But then again, they loved Bill Clinton so much they tried to push him back into the White House. Only now… long AFTER the Clintons’ political power is in its twilight… was anyone bold enough to admit that yes, just maybe, they should have believed Juanita Broaddrick’s rape claims against Slick Willy.
How convenient for them to have had a tweak of conscience once Bill and Hillary had become expendable political non-entities. Such courage.
Now that allegations are being made against a man who helped turn the public against not one, but TWO judicial appointees over allegations far flimsier than any now being made against Joe, the ever-shifting standards are moving away from ‘believe all women’ to the far more politically convenient standard of ‘prove it’.
That might be a reasonable starting point if it were the same standard he held everyone else to. But, of course, it isn’t.
@MorningConsult polling finds far fewer voters these days think elected officials who face credible accusations of sexual misconduct should resign from office.
— Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) May 4, 2020
With 2020 being the wildcard it’s been this far, Let’s not rule out any unexpected turns of events just yet, shall we?