They said it couldn’t be true. They said he was down for the count. But the numbers don’t lie. This morning for the first time in months, presidential hopeful Joe Biden is ahead in the RealClear Politics betting odds. What’s more is he’s.
The former vice president has received several new endorsements in the last 24 hours. Last night Amy Klobuchar, who had suspended her campaign, urged her supporters to align behind Biden. Biden also now has the backing of Pete Buttigieg and — for what it’s worth — former Senate Majority Harry Reid.
Biden’s commanding win in South Carolina seemed to make up the Democrats’ mind that this was the guy they were putting all their chips on. And, like clockwork, he proceeded to remind them of what a risky gamble that is.
Speaking in Texas, where he now trails Bernie Sanders by a hair, Biden triumphantly declared:
We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created … by … go … you know the— you know the thing.
Gives you goose bumps, no?
Joe Biden tries to quote the Declaration of Independence, failspic.twitter.com/ULzGB0XtQK
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 2, 2020
Later in the same speech, Biden assured the crowd of his readiness for the next big hurdle — Super … Thursday? Wait, whatchamacallit.
Joe Biden: "Tomorrow is Super Thursday."
Fact Check: Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/0lWGlNE6kq
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 2, 2020
It’s not like this is Joe’s first rodeo. He’s been in politics his entire life and this is his third run for the presidency.
Anyway today is that day, and we’ll have to see what impact, if any, last night’s performance had on voters in the 14 states up for grabs.