Cokie Roberts: If Biden Runs, Having to Keep Hands to Himself Will 'Make His Life Absolutely Miserable!'

NewsBusters | 4/8/2019 | Staff
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Democrats at ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos were up in arms Sunday about the inappropriate conduct controversy surrounding their favorite, unannounced 2020 candidate, Joe Biden. Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts expressed her frustration that Biden was now being forced to keep his hands to himself, saying that was what was “most appealing about him,” and that having to behave himself would make his life “absolutely miserable.” Woah, calm down Cokie!

But first, anchor George Stephanopoulos introduced his guests which included regular panelists, analysts Matthew Dowd and Roberts. Stephanopoulos turned to her first, lamenting that the whole “political culture” is “trying to figure out exactly what to make of this.” Roberts dove right in, clearly not having any trouble in defending Biden.

Roberts - Guy - Heart - Accusations - Behavior

Roberts sympathized that he wasn’t being allowed to be a “regular guy” any more and that was going to “break his heart.” She downplayed the numerous accusations of inappropriate behavior leveled against the former vice president as simply a “generational problem:”

If he runs for president, which I think he will, it’s going to break his heart because he’s not going to be able to be Joe Biden. That is the thing that is most appealing about him. How genuine he is. What a regular guy he is. But, every time he tries to be himself, he’s getting himself in more trouble. And it really is...
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