Pollster Cornell Belcher, who worked on former President Barack Obama's SC research team, told the Times that Biden's support among black voters is close to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's support with the community in 2008, and none of his rivals for the nomination have come close to matching Obama's outreach to black voters.
Biden lamented media coverage that he said dismissed his candidacy because he was too moderate. At the time, Biden had just left the vice presidency, and the ceremony was viewed by city officials as a way to recognize his long career in public service.
A recent poll from Quinnipiac University shows that Biden holds "a huge lead among black voters", in SC with 44 percent.
Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin told the newspaper that Biden is much stronger in the South than many political analysts seem to realize.
Asked during his interview aboard the bus whether Buttigieg now had the enthusiasm, he again scoffed. "It's the Biden plan".
While Buttigieg has been discussing his plan for much of this year, he didn't formally unveil his health care proposal until September 19. Sanders and Warren - the two progressives standard-bearers in the large Democratic presidential field - both strongly support a government-run Medicare-for-all type health care system. "You'd have torn my ears off", the former vice president said. "Absolutely, I would be a plagiarizing, no good, old man who did bum bum bum".
"Look at the polling everywhere". "And I tell you what: the men are now all men".
Biden is now in a three-way tie for second place in Iowa with Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders. "She lives in MA, she's invested millions and millions of dollars in New Hampshire, why shouldn't she be known there?" Biden kept demanding examples of big crowds for Warren.
Biden also reacted to Senator Elizabeth Warren's strong showing at a Chicago campaign stop. "Show me any numbers".