The Democratic establishment must feel like their hair is on fire.
For weeks upon weeks they have been shoving former Vice President Joe Biden down our throats. They see Biden as the most established candidate in the race, and as possessing the ability to somehow steal moderate voters away from Donald Trump in the general election.
Yet, despite their obvious push to bring Biden to the forefront, the party’s youth voters are turning up their noses at the septuagenarian, urging their fellow youngsters to dabble in a brand of democratic socialism that cannot possibly beat Trump in November.
Things are getting so bad for Biden that the former Vice President actually left New Hampshire early, during the primary vote itself, in favor of campaigning in South Carolina, where he is far more popular.
The former vice president abruptly announced on Tuesday morning that he won’t spend primary night in New Hampshire as planned and instead is flying to South Carolina to headline a newly scheduled kick-off rally in the state he’s long considered his campaign firewall.
“We’re going to head to South Carolina tonight,” Biden told reporters as he visited a polling station with voting underway in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House. “And I’m going to Nevada… we’ve got to look at them all.”
The campaign confirmed Biden is now canceling his originally scheduled appearance at a primary night party in Nashua, N.H., and will be in South Carolina instead. The New Hampshire party will go on as scheduled without him. But the campaign emphasized that Biden would continue to stop by polling stations during the afternoon.
Biden took a disastrous fifth place finish in Iowa, or so we think. The Hawkeye State caucus was mired in controversy after a newly developed smartphone voting app malfunctioned, delaying the release of the results by several days.