Former Vice President and 2020 candidate Joe Biden downplayed his poor showings during Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, saying he is “only getting started” as the campaign trail moves to South Carolina and Nevada.
Biden, who was considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination for much of the election cycle, is looking to bounce back after finishing in fifth place and with no delegates in New Hampshire. Nevadas caucuses are on Feb. 22 and South Carolinas primary is on Feb. 29. After those two contests, its the make-or-break Super Tuesday states that vote on March 3.
“Were moving into an especially important phase because up til now we have not heard from the most committed constituency in the Democratic Party, the African American community, and the fastest-growing segment of society, the Latino community,” Biden said on Wednesday about campaigning in South Carolina and Nevada.
On Tuesday night, Biden had traveled to South Carolina and touted his electability to supporters, suggested that it is only he who could beat Republican President Donald Trump.
“Ive said many times: You cant be the nominee, you cant win the general election as a Democrat unless you have the overwhelming support of black and brown voters,” he told a crowd.
At the same time, Biden described himself as a longtime ally of the black community. “Too often, your loyalty, your support, your commitment to this party have been taken for granted,” he also said. “And I give you my word as a Biden, I never, ever, ever will.”
On top of his comments, Bidens campaign rolled out a new advertisement and campaign slogan: “This is only getting started.”
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