Donna Brazile calls Biden comeback 'most impressive 72 hours' of politics she's ever seen
Fox News contributor and former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileTrump complains Fox News is ‘doing nothing to help’ him get reelected Nervous Democrats are sweating the small stuff Trump blasts Fox News, says he wants ‘an alternative’ MORE late Tuesday called Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s comeback in the Democratic presidential primary the “most impressive 72 hours I’ve ever seen in U.S. politics.”
Brazile called the former vice president’s unexpected win in Massachusetts the climax to an impressive performance on Super Tuesday.
“A candidate who was simply hanging by his little bit of supporters came back,” Brazile said during the network’s coverage.
Brazile said she was most shocked by his “impressive wins tonight, in states that I didn’t even think Joe Biden had a presence in.”
Biden was projected to win in several Super Tuesday states including Texas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) is predicted to come out on top in his home state of Vermont as well as in Colorado, Utah and California. Maine was too close to call.
Brazile predicted a “big battle for delegates” as the two candidates compete in later races, including the races on March 10 in Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Idaho, North Dakota and Washington state.
But she said “the biggest prize” will come on St. Patrick’s Day when delegates from Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Arizona are awarded.
“This race is not over,” Brazile said. “It’s still fluid, but clearly we now have two top delegate trackers that we need to take a look at.”
The former vice president had a rough start to the 2020 primary season, earning fourth and fifth places in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively, as Sanders soared, winning the popular vote in Iowa and the delegate vote in New Hampshire.
But Biden started his comeback with a win in South Carolina last weekend, his first of the season.
Following that victory, Biden’s fellow moderate candidates, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.), dropped out of the race and endorsed the former vice president in an effort to consolidate the moderate vote to prevent Sanders from winning the Democratic nomination.
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