Joe Biden Likens Running Mate Process to Pinup Calendar Competition

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks in Los Angeles, California, March 4, 2020. - Joe Biden reclaimed frontrunner status in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination after notching up stunning Super Tuesday primary victories. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via …
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In “private encounters,” Joe Biden likened a vice presidential nominee selection process to browsing monthly morsels in a pinup calendar.

The New York Times reported:

It is not lost on Mr. Biden that whomever he chooses might well be elected the nation’s first female president after his turn, or at least become a new front-runner for the distinction. He has called himself a “bridge” to the next generation of Democratic leaders, a transitional figure whose chief goal is the removal of President Trump. That Mr. Biden is a 77-year-old man likely to accept the nomination during a pandemic has attached even weightier stakes to his decision.

In private encounters before this campaign, Mr. Biden has likened running-mate evaluation to deciding among calendar models, with three broad categories (and outdated honorifics): Contenders can be a “Mr. August” (a shot of momentum in the summer), a “Mr. October” (a reliable and effective campaigner for the fall) or a “Mr. January” (a governing partner, politics notwithstanding).

Biden used the “Mr.” title before he had declared he would nominate a woman as his running mate.

The story comes as Biden continues to defend himself against allegations that he sexually assaulted then-staffer Tara Reade in 1993.

“He had one hand underneath my shirt and the other hand, I had a skirt on and he went down my skirt and then went up. I remember I was up almost on my tippy-toes,” Reade told Megyn Kelly of the alleged attack.

“And when he went inside the skirt, he was talking to me at the same time, and he was leaning into me. And I pulled this way, away from his head. … He was kissing my neck area, and he whispered did I want to go somewhere else in a low voice.”

She continued, “I can’t remember everything he said. But he said something vulgar. He said, ‘I wanna f*ck you.’ And he said it low, and I was pushing away, and I remember my knee hurting, because he had opened my legs with his knee, and our kneecaps clashed, so I felt, like, the sharp pain.”

“His fingers were inside of my private area, my vagina, and there was no small talk. … It was just sudden, and it was happening like that.”

Watch Kelly’s full interview with Reade here:

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