Can Joe Biden bounce back from the Iowa debacle?

There was never anything inevitable about his victory and the former vice president now faces a huge challenge, writes Andrew Buncombe

Thursday 06 February 2020 00:39 GMT
Biden in New Hampshire on Tuesday - his chances are not dead yet
Biden in New Hampshire on Tuesday - his chances are not dead yet (Getty)

Don’t write me off just yet.

That’s what Joe Biden was saying when he attacked fellow Democrats Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg after coming in fourth place in Iowa. Most pundits following the race, had believed he was unlikely to do that well there, but he managed only 15 per cent of the votes based on partial returns, and currently has zero delegates.

“If senator Sanders is the nominee for the party, every Democrat in America up and down the ballot, in blue states, red states, purple states and easy districts and competitive ones, every Democrat will have to carry the label senator Sanders has chose for himself,” Biden said, speaking in the town of Somersworth, according to the Associated Press.

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