After his only primary victory in three presidential campaigns, it was easy to discount Joe Biden as Super Tuesday loomed. But with endorsements from Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, Biden carried Texas and several other states, setting up a head-to-head battle with Bernie Sanders in the race for the nomination.
Biden rolled to victories across the South, Midwest and New England, picking up states where he never opened a campaign office, put people on the ground, or spent a dollar in advertising.
“For those who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind, this is your campaign. We are very much alive.”
Sanders had been riding high but picked up just Colorado, Utah, and Vermont, with California still in play as the count continued, and Maine was too close to call.
Biden rose to victory with support from the black community, moderates, and older voters.
Joe Biden said that President Trump was the “biggest loser” on Tuesday night, but that’s probably not true. The booby prize goes to moderate billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has spent an estimated $700 million and won only the U.S. territory of American Samoa. Bloomberg doesn’t have to drop out because he can personally finance his campaign, but the wealthy businessman must realize he has zero chance of winning the nomination.
Also on the losing end was Senator Elizabeth Warren, who failed to win a primary after a surge of support at the end of 2019.