heh. Joe Biden is not really taken seriously by anyone, hence the many many internet memes on the guy, including many photos of him touching young women like a boorish old uncle.
example: UKMail article from 2015.
Biden is stuck back in the 1970s, when everyone was "touchy feely", often embracing you and kissing you as a greeting, and if you pulled back, you were considered "frigid" or at least "unfriendly".
Definition of "Touchy Feely":
from The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Retrieved March 30, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com:
Touchy-feely openly expressing affection or other emotions, especially through physical contact. In its literal senses, touchy-feely is associated with the development in the 1960s and 1970s of encounter groups in which participants sought psychological benefit through close contact with one another. By the 1990s, the figurative use of the term was strongly established; it is often used to sum up the attitude implicit in the ‘caring nineties’ and the values of a New Age society.
my mother used to call this type of greeting "copping a free feel": and if it gets too strong, most of us knew how to accidentally kick the guy to send a message to back off.
But the "touchyfeely" stuff still is going on in some places.
Indeed, if you live in a "modern" friendly Catholic parish in the USA, you frequently get manhandled in the midst of the mass in the name of being friendly.
this cartoon is from CTCatholicCorner: