I really hate this timeline. None of this makes me happy. I’d love to cast a vote for a candidate who I was passionate about, who had no negative skeletons in the closet, who aligned with all my values and was smart and funny and full of ideas to change this cesspool of a country. We don’t have a candidate like that. We just have a choice between a proven corrupt demented misogynistic racist evil asshole, and a misogynistic career politician who is the least bad option.
I don’t see Biden dropping out now and even if he did who would be the nominee? The primary season is in ashes and the convention trying to pick someone would be a bloodbath. All that would do is piss off every Democrat and alienate every Independent voter too. We’re not getting a hail-mary to save us from this choice.
I’m voting for Biden in November. He’s not my ideal choice. Hell he’s not even my 10th choice. But he’s the one on the ballot and I will hold my nose and do it no matter what. Trump is worse, even if Biden is a skeevy handsy rapey old dude. Trump is worse even if Biden wrote shitty memos (which you know reporters will dig out of his archives as soon as he caves and lets them in*). Trump is worse even though Biden was an absolute shit to Anita Hill. Trump is worse even though Biden isn’t the progressive we need. Trump is worse even if Biden thinks he can magically get Republicans to see reason. Trump is worse Trump is worse Trump is worse.
*The media will look in the National Archives and not find any Senate complaint from Tara Reade. Then they will fuss and whine and insist they need the whole story and Biden, who lives in an alternate reality where Swift Boating and Benghazi and E-mails didn’t happen, will agree to them looking in the Univ. of Delaware archives of all his Senate papers. And then it will be a months long free for all where they release page after page of dated opinions that Trump will point to as bad for the country. Since the media will continue to ignore the mountain of incompetence, corruption, grifting and greed from Trump, people will go to the polls in November thinking Biden is the bad guy.