Biden Says ‘It Ain’t Over’ as Sanders’ New Hampshire Win Makes Him the Front Runner

Biden Says ‘It Ain’t Over’ as Sanders’ New Hampshire Win Makes Him the Front Runner

Senator Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, with former Mayor Pete Buttigieg a close second. The result is a huge disappointment for former Vice President Joe Biden, who finished in fifth place, behind Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.

“Let me say that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” Sanders said. “It is not just about beating Trump it is about transforming this country.”

“It’s on to Nevada. It’s on to South Carolina. It’s on to win the Democratic nomination,” he said.

Biden pledged to fight on as the race for the nomination unfolds in the states Sanders mentioned and the rest of the country. Though he’s failed to gain traction in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden did not concede defeat and made no indication he intended to leave the race.

“We need to hear from Nevada and South Carolina and Super Tuesday states and beyond,” Biden said, speaking in South Carolina.

“It ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started,” the former Vice President said.

If Biden is committed to staying in the race for the long haul, it could be a bitter fight as he looks to pick up delegates in possibly friendlier states. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will also be on the ballot in those states but the momentum is clearly with Bernie Sanders, whose two recent victories mark him out as the front runner.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.