New Hampshire primary: Biden scrambles to keep presidential hopes alive as Sanders soars

The field is now narrower and even more white, writes Andrew Buncombe

Wednesday 12 February 2020 10:44 GMT
Former frontrunner may soon be heading for exit
Former frontrunner may soon be heading for exit (Getty)

Perhaps the most telling thing about the most noticeable New Hampshire speech was not what was said but where it was delivered.

Joe Biden was already campaigning in the city of Columbia when the numbers came in, having flown out of town before it was official.

No matter. Having come in a dismal fifth behind Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobachar and Elizabeth Warren, and struggling to scrape together 10 per cent of the vote, the former vice president could have gone to the South Pole, never mind South Carolina, and still been unable to hide from the truth.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in