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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:33 AM

 

POLITICO: 'I've never seen anybody mount a comeback like this -- ever'

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/04/biden-sanders-super-tuesday-120685

It truly was an historic night after a blazing Tuesday debate to Super Tuesday week. Breathtaking, awe-inspiring, unbelievable. I am still stunned. Here is some of the article.

With his unlikely romp across the Super Tuesday map, Joe Biden reshaped the 2020 Democratic primary — and got the two-person race against Bernie Sanders that seemed like a pipe dream a few days ago.

“I’ve never seen anybody mount a comeback like this — ever,” Matt Seyfang, an expert delegate counter who had worked for Pete Buttigieg, said of Biden’s unexpected rout.

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But in terms of the expectations game, it was undeniably Biden's night, as he won at least nine of 14 states — including a shocker of a win in Texas and in Warren’s Massachusetts, where he never held a campaign event or opened a field office.

Also, Biden and Sanders expected he would trail in delegates by the end of Super Tuesday, but Biden ended the night projected to be ahead.

The scale of his win was big geographically — running from the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia to the West Texas plains — as well as demographically. Biden won black voters by huge margins, but also got more support from women than the only woman in the race. He scored in the suburbs and rural areas of the South and West. His major weaknesses were with young people and Latinos, with whom Sanders mopped up in California, Colorado and parts of Texas.

The sudden momentum driving Biden’s wave across the 14 states came after his decisive win in South Carolina, demonstrating he was the only moderate in a still-crowded field who appealed to African American voters. That led to quick exits by Pete Buttigieg then Amy Klobuchar, who along with Beto O’Rourke starred at a raucous, televised rally in Dallas.



With no ad budget to speak of and a shoestring organization, Biden put on a three-day exhibition of how to leverage pure momentum into a massive victory. He also showed that his abysmal showings in predominantly white Iowa and New Hampshire didn't matter that much, after all.

“In Democratic presidential primaries, some candidates underestimate the importance of African-American and older voters,” said Steve Ayscue, a Democratic strategist. “Conventional political wisdom isn’t always right. But this has been pretty consistent.”

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The Super Tuesday states fell like dominoes to Biden: Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and even Massachusetts.

The Bay State was the biggest shocker, given that it's home to Warren and neighbor to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. That is, until Biden landed Texas.

For a candidate once considered toast, Biden defied expectations, beat better-funded rivals and made a statement win Tuesday that’s expected to slingshot him into the next round of states with electorates that match Biden’s voter profile. They could help him build a lead over Sanders as the presidential primary narrows to a de facto, two-man race.




If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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UncleNoel Mar 2020 OP
apcalc Mar 2020 #1
UncleNoel Mar 2020 #2
gulliver Mar 2020 #4
Cha Mar 2020 #3
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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:45 AM

1. Comeback...no . You just had NO IDEA what the base has been thinking.

 

The pundits have been blowing so much smoke, you believed it.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to apcalc (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:48 AM

2. Yeah! Joe had the pulse of the voters, but had to convince the so-called establishment.

 

Not a comeback as yu say, but the revelation of what people are actually all about. Joe knows them!
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Response to apcalc (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 09:00 AM

4. This

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 08:58 AM

3. KR! TY!

 

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Response to UncleNoel (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2020, 09:42 AM

5. It was beautiful thing to watch.

 

I slept well for a while last night for once.
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