For months former Vice President Joe Biden sat atop the Democrat Presidential primary polls as the unquestioned frontrunner in the race.
That all changed in the blink of an eye.
And now Joe Biden threw in the towel with this stunning confession.
After Biden’s disastrous fourth place finish in Iowa the Vice President essentially conceded New Hampshire at a debate when Biden told the crowd he would “take another hit” in the Granite State.
With polls showing Biden’s support plummeting, the Vice President made the shocking decision to throw in the towel on New Hampshire and flee the state the morning of the primary to retreat to South Carolina.
Polls showed Biden leading in South Carolina thanks to the support of black voters, and the Palmetto State figured to be Biden’s last stand.
Biden attended a “launch party” in South Carolina and claimed the primary campaign was just getting started.
“We just heard from the first two of 50 states. Two of them. Not all the nation, not half the nation, not a quarter of the nation, not ten percent — two,” Biden claimed. “Where I come from, that’s an opening bell.”
Biden also told the crowd that 99.9 percent of African-Americans and 99.8 percent of Latinos had yet to vote and that, “We’re not going to let them take this election away from you.”
Despite these brave words, Biden is essentially a dead man walking politically.
Biden’s campaign is almost out of money and the former Vice President figures to absorb another fourth or fifth place finish in Nevada, which holds its caucus one week before the South Carolina primary.
Black voters gave Biden such strong support in early polls because they judged him to be the most “electable” candidate.
That support may not hold after a series of disastrous finishes where the “electable” candidate proved he can’t win any actual elections.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.