Joe Biden, former VP and current frontrunner for the Democratic primaries for president, has been known to do some really weird things. From inappropriate touching to verbal diarrhea, there’s just no telling what Biden will do next.
At a recent campaign stop in Iowa, Biden was seen nibbling his wife’s fingers. It had many people wondering exactly what was happening. It’s very clear, though – he’s actually nibbling on her fingertips.
There are certain things that you do and don’t do in public, especially if you’re running for president. It’s apparent that Biden was feeling a bit cheeky when he was in front of a crowd of supporters with his wife, Jill.
In Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jill Biden took to the stage, delivering a speech at the rally. When she was talking, she used her arm to gesture to her side. Joe, at her side, dodged the arm the first time. When it swung back, he leaned forward and nibbled on her index finger. She giggled in a surprising way and the amused crowd laughed.
While most people thought it was cute, discussing the kind of relationship that Joe and Jill had, others thought it was creepy. While it certainly looked like something someone would do more in the privacy of their home, Joe may have simply gotten caught up in the moment.
What’s amusing is that there are plenty of reporters who have captured it. Photo and video clips are being spread across the internet so that people can see Biden nibbling on his wife’s finger. While some played it off as it didn’t happen, others have gone into zoom mode with slow motion to show that he did, in fact, nibble on her finger. The surprised laugh coming out of Jill’s mouth confirms that it happened, too, as there was nothing else that could have caused her surprise at that time.
Biden’s campaign has been filled with plenty of bizarre moments. He’s had a number of unusual interactions with supporters and even non-supporters. Many have questioned his sanity and whether, at his age, he’s up for becoming the president. With the nibbling of his wife’s finger, however, it was most likely a loving gesture since he was dodging her flailing arms as opposed to him mistaking her finger for a flying chicken finger in the air.
Joe and Jill Biden were in Iowa over the weekend to kick off the 8-day 800-mile “No Malarkey” road trip that has been planned across the state. Biden has been quite proud of this trip, even tweeting a photo of the impressive bus that identifies his new motto, followed by, “The malarkey stops here.”
The tour is considered to be the most intense effort that his campaign has made to date. From the beginning, Biden said that he didn’t plan to do a lot of rallies. He wanted to stay behind the scenes and avoid a lot of in-person activities. However, with so many of the other presidential candidates focusing on small, in-person events for not only fundraising but for raising awareness, Biden’s campaign has had no choice but to up their game…even if that means his wife’s fingers are nibbled on for all to see.
One of the biggest problems is that Biden’s campaign has been inconsistent. He was the frontrunner for the first few months because he was the familiar name. Everyone had him linked with Obama. They liked Obama so why wouldn’t they like Biden? That’s not the case anymore. Obama has chosen not to back any of the Democratic candidates, which means that Biden loses out on possibly the most important endorsement. It’s given plenty of people pause for concern because a president will almost always endorse their VP when the VP chooses to run. Obama’s silence is telling people all they need to know about Biden.
Further, Biden has done some weird things. He’s mixed up stories about veterans, he’s stuttered, he’s been accused of touching women inappropriately, and he’s now nibbled his wife’s fingers. While he may just be a nice guy who loves his wife and has a sense of humor, it’s not giving people the boost of confidence that they need to say that they want Joe Biden as their next president. It’s one of the many reasons why he’s falling behind in the polls to the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and even Pete Buttigieg, especially within Iowa. It’s why Biden’s decided to take this tour throughout the state. Now if he can just keep fingers out of his mouth, it might help.