Political Animal

Joe Biden needs to drop out of the presidential race

Josie ElBiry


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The DNC must present us with a presidential candidate whose ideas are sound and whose character is unsullied. Anything less, and we vote for an America where a whole generation of up and coming young boys will see sexual harrassment and assault as a grey area.

The Democratic field of candidates for the presidency waved as a harvest for a nation deprived of leadership. This year’s candidate would be a democratic socialist or a woman , or both.

Hope shriveled as all of my heroes were forced out, and only a weed remained — a thorny stalk pushed up through the asphalt.

Joe Biden, I should have known. Of course the DNC is going to prop up its political animal. I was sore from the punch to my aging lips, disappointed when I realized I’d be voting for an establishment man in November and one whose on-camera personality and debate style I didn’t like.

I perked up when Biden pledged to serve only one term. I grew hopeful when he pledged to choose a woman as his VP. I saw a future, and I felt confident that my candidate was making forward-thinking decisions.

Now, it’s all gone.

It’s funny how the media can bury a story.

I mean dystopian. It’s dystopian how the media can bury a story.

How dare you talk about all the things you’ve done for women, when I know who you are. I see you, and I experienced you. — Tara Reade, March 25, 2020

I heard the name Tara Reade for the first time a week ago. In the following days I was reading everything I could get my hands on. I found the tumor in Ryan Grim’s article which appeared in the Intercept on March 24th. The results came back malignant when I heard Tara’s testimony on the Katie Halper podcast.

After weeks of silence, Biden “answered” to the accusation on the May 1st edition of Morning Joe.

As a self-proclaimed warrior in the fight to protect women from sexual violence, Biden…



Josie ElBiry

3x Top Writer “This Happened to Me”. Creative nonfiction, short fiction and poetry. Thank you for reading.