Where to kiss the Air, he gives everything. " Joe Biden you just did not come across, he devours you. There is the direct contact with his blue eyes, firm handshake, while his other Hand grabs you by the Arm. Since Flashing this the legendary white teeth. It is a front grip on your privacy." So, a Reporter from the "Atlantic" in 2010, wrote about the US Vice-President.
near Biden's mesh, so he makes policy. Whether a man or a woman voter or a Journalist: He hugs. "Forget the Bodyguards, assistants, consultants, photographers: The Vice-President of the United States you come in as an old buddy who has to tell you something Important." He moves his chair closer, and if the furniture is fixed to the ground, over he leans, in the "Atlantic". "The emphasis to a statement, he touches and to your leg or your Arm."
Now Biden (76) checks a candidate as US President, and his desire for physical contact becomes a Problem. Two women accuse him of inappropriate touching. A he put back the hands on the shoulders and the hair is kissed, the other reports of the hands on the neck and a vigorous nose RUB.
"It is the wrong time for Biden."
The Internet can be collected unflattering photos: Biden approach refuses to close, Biden whispers in ear, Biden kisses. It is an organized, interactive campaign, incumbent, Donald Trump was pleased. That, to him at least six women accused of sexual harassment – no matter.
friends defend Joe Biden. He was a fine guy, come from a time in which politicians are more body contact. If that helps? Ultimately, these friends say: Biden is a political animal from a different time. He is old. He once fit but no longer fits. "It is the wrong time for Biden", already commented a columnist for the New York Times. Harmless-intentioned hugs are a thing of the past as ordered shoulder massages in the office, or the Pat on the butt of the operation.
politics is not a normal business. The representatives of the people, the people approachable. The bath is a Ritual, from Solothurn to São Paulo. Babies are kissed, hands thousands of times shaken. Many politicians suffer from, Trumps predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush exchanged about the best Disinfectant lotions, which had their agents, the "Body Men", always. Friction makes dirty.
The future will probably be poorer non -
In the Alpine-cool Switzerland body politics is less of an issue. The embrace of the Adolf Ogi and Moritz Leuenberger after the breakthrough in the Gotthard base tunnel in 2010, was a Sensation, maximum body intensity, our brother kiss.
But in politics as usual: What was once charming, or at least the occasion, is wrong today. Then you have to. If the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker a colleague wuschelt through my hair, this is not a endearing affect, but a relic of the Lord joke, that cries out for early retirement.
Yes, the future is likely to touch poorer. Politicians will continue to work with their bodies, but a strict control, also because a camera is running. You can regret that, because spontaneity comes under pressure. However, it is of interest to us all today, something more, whether spontaneously grabbed groped feel it or not, is in order.
Created: 04.04.2019, 09:07 PM