House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said former Vice President Joe Biden shouldnt be counted out of the 2020 race after two losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, saying that the next two primaries are crucial.
“Frankly, with all the respect in the world for Iowa and New Hampshire, Im not counting Joe Biden out,” she told CNN on Saturday. “There are still race[s] ahead that are much more representative of the country.”
In Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, after leading nationally in the polls for months after declaring his candidacy last year. The Nevada primary election is being held on Feb. 22, while South Carolinas contest is being held about a week later.
Pelosi, in the interview, said that she believes “every one of our candidates,” referring to the current slate of Democrats running for president, would be a better alternative to President Donald Trump. She has not yet endorsed any of the contenders.
“I cant even envision a situation in which hed be reelected, but you cant take anything for granted,” Pelosi said of Trump.
Over the past week, Biden has said that his campaign has just started and said he is in a strong position in South Carolina.
“Ive said many times, you cant be the nominee, you cant win the general election as a Democrat unless you have the overwhelming support of black and brown voters,” Biden told supporters. He also rolled out a new campaign slogan: “This is only getting started.”
“We have a tremendous opportunity to take the next great step forward. We dont feel no ways tired. Weve cRead More – Source