Sensing a disappointing result in Tuesday’s (February 11) primary, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice-President, Joe Biden, left New Hampshire for South Carolina where he told a crowd of supporters that they have not yet heard from a vast majority of the nation and that he will keep fighting to defeat President Donald Trump in November.
The abrupt move suggests Biden views his fortunes in New Hampshire poorly. His campaign was banking on strong support from black voters – who remember him fondly for his role in Obama’s historic presidency – in South Carolina, which votes on Feb. 29.
Support for Biden, who once led in national polls among Democrats, has tumbled since his poor performance in Iowa. He had said he might suffer another weak finish in New Hampshire.
“Tell them ‘it ain’t over, man, we’re just getting started,” Biden told supporters in a campaign rally in Columbia, South Carolina.
(Production: Njuwa Maina)