With a horrendous showing in both Iowa and New Hampshire, is it all but over for former VP Joe Biden?

He was once the presumptive Democratic nominee, but on Tuesday, Joe Biden fled New Hampshire with his tail between his legs — and headed to South Carolina, where he watched his dismal results come in.

Sensing a humiliating defeat in the Granite State, Biden’s team announced the former vice president was throwing in the towel before the polls had even closed, spending Tuesday evening at a campaign launch party in Columbia, SC, about 1,000 miles away.

It seems the former veep was right to get outta Dodge. Biden ended up placing fifth in New Hampshire, capturing less than 9 percent of the vote and none of the state’s pledged delegates. Despite the disastrous showing, Biden rallied with supporters in South Carolina, insisting the first two states in the primary season are not bellwethers.

“Tonight, though, we just heard from the first two of 50 states. Just two,” Biden said. “It ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started.”

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Political experts, however, saw a campaign with little to offer new voters.

“It’s never a good sign when you leave a primary before the results are in,” said University of Southern California political scientist Robert Shrum, who managed Democrats Al Gore’s and John Kerry’s White House campaigns.

Shrum continued, “It’s probably not a good message to people who might be inclined to vote for him, but on the other hand, [Biden’s team is] anticipating a mediocre result.”

For his part, Biden remains confident in his ability to bounce back. He stressed in a tweet and an accompanying video on Wednesday that “nobody told me the road would be easy, but together we can and will win.”

But, with the best of intentions, with his campaign in a nose-dive, Biden is trying to do what’s never been done in modern history.

“In the last 40 years, just one person has gone on to win the presidency after losing both Iowa and New Hampshire — Bill Clinton. And in his case, he came in second place in New Hampshire in 1992,” said veteran New Hampshire-based political scientist Wayne Lesperance, the vice president of academic affairs at New England College.

Biden’s campaign has long pointed to Nevada and South Carolina, with their diverse electorates, as much friendlier ground than the overwhelmingly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Minimizing the results in the first two states — and spotlighting Biden’s strong support with African American and Latino voters — senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders stressed that “it would be a mistake for anyone to write Biden and our campaign off before people of color have had their say in this election. You know people of color — black folks, Latino voters — are the base of this party.”

However taking off those aviator shades his is fond of wearing, and looking at the reality of the situation, for Biden, who’s long struggled with fundraising, the poor results in Iowa and especially New Hampshire make hauling in campaign cash now, all the more difficult.

And his inability to come even close to winning in the first two contests in the nominating calendar puts a big dent in Biden’s argument that he’s the most electable candidate to take on President Trump in November.

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10 thoughts on “Is it All Over for Joe Biden?”
  1. Plugs Bitme has been running for president for a long time. This isn’t his first trip. Fucer has been in politics all his life. Never has had a meaningful job. Just another loser like the burn.

  2. NO ONE COULD EVER TAKE Quid Pro Quo Joe Biden. just look at him, his record & his GOOFY son that makes millions on Quid Pro Quo Joe’s connection with the Obama administration that is by far the WORST in history. what did Joe do when an old rally member CALLED Quid pro Quo Joe out on it do when the guy said how CROOKED the Bidens ARE: that’s Hunter & Joe. well of course Joe had to say “lets do some push ups” heheheheAH! REALLY Joe what would that prove??? in any circumstance? what a MORON! Joe was a MORON & is a MORON!!! Joe Biden has ALWAYS been a MORON! he belongs in PRISON not running besides he would be impeached the day he won for the Quid pro Quo Joe he committed on the UK on tape! what an IDIOT Joe IS!!! you got to be kidding America! I mean the 100 or so people who goes to a Quid pro Quo Joe rally believe his CRAP! really?? heheheheheHA! WOW the democrats ARE really PROVING once again that they have the intelligence of an UNDER 5 year old & are CRYBABIES: LOOK at Obama, look at Clinton ether one, LOOK at Joe, LOOK at ANY democrat in our government in any time period. It was a VARY SAID day when JFK was assassinated because on that day the whole democratic party changed BIG TIME!! it went from a bare-bale party to a communist party. I have yet to hear anything positive for the USA from ANY democrat. why would anyone vote for or even follow vary negative vary HATEFUL criminal people as the democratic party PROVES on a daily bases??? The Donald has PROVED daily he is for America FIRST. do the RIGHT thing for the American people, We the People have SPOKEN in NH BIG TIME setting ALL time highs. NH has went from a dems state to a Rep Donald J Trump state. Bill Clinton set the all time record of votes in NH primary’s at 76K the Donald SMASHED it by a whooping 130,000 just under that but over 50,000 higher then the highest EVER!!! WOW!!!! you TOO can get on the Trump Train MOVEMENT: vote for Donald J Trump 2020!!!

  3. NO ONE COULD EVER TAKE Quid Pro Quo Joe Biden SERIOUS. just look at him, his record & his GOOFY son that makes millions on Quid Pro Quo Joe’s connection with the Obama administration that is by far the WORST in history. what did Joe do when an old rally member CALLED Quid pro Quo Joe out on it do when the guy said how CROOKED the Bidens ARE: that’s Hunter & Joe. well of course Joe had to say “lets do some push ups” heheheheAH! REALLY Joe what would that prove??? in any circumstance? what a MORON! Joe was a MORON & is a MORON!!! Joe Biden has ALWAYS been a MORON! he belongs in PRISON not running besides he would be impeached the day he won for the Quid pro Quo Joe he committed on the UK on tape! what an IDIOT Joe IS!!! you got to be kidding America! I mean the 100 or so people who goes to a Quid pro Quo Joe rally believe his CRAP! really?? heheheheheHA! WOW the democrats ARE really PROVING once again that they have the intelligence of an UNDER 5 year old & are CRYBABIES: LOOK at Obama, look at Clinton ether one, LOOK at Joe, LOOK at ANY democrat in our government in any time period. It was a VARY SAID day when JFK was assassinated because on that day the whole democratic party changed BIG TIME!! it went from a bare-bale party to a communist party. I have yet to hear anything positive for the USA from ANY democrat. why would anyone vote for or even follow vary negative vary HATEFUL criminal people as the democratic party PROVES on a daily bases??? The Donald has PROVED daily he is for America FIRST. do the RIGHT thing for the American people, We the People have SPOKEN in NH BIG TIME setting ALL time highs. NH has went from a dems state to a Rep Donald J Trump state. Bill Clinton set the all time record of votes in NH primary’s at 76K the Donald SMASHED it by a whooping 130,000 just under that but over 50,000 higher then the highest EVER!!! WOW!!!! you TOO can get on the Trump Train MOVEMENT: vote for Donald J Trump 2020!!!

  4. This OLD BAG MAN needs to be ADMITTED into the NEAREST MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTION for DERANGED LOWLIFE CLOWN like him .

  5. He should have backed out a long time ago,anyone can see that there is something and mentally wrong with him.I feel sorry for him .His wife seems like her only concern is her being first lady.

  6. Corn Chowder Biden running 5th place is very likely to be ending his campaign soon. IF Michael Bloomberg enters the race, Pete Buttigieg will be cast down to fourth or fifth place taking away votes from Biden. Michael Bloomberg’s entrance into the race will quickly hasten Biden’s exit out of his bid for the Presidency within a couple week.s

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