Speaking to supporters in South Carolina on Wednesday after Tuesday’s defeat in New Hampshire, presidential contender Joe Biden said the first two nominating contests in overwhelmingly white Iowa and New Hampshire were meaningless because “black and brown voters” hadn’t yet spoken.
“Ninety-nine-point-nine percent, that’s the percentage of African American voters, who have not yet had a chance to vote in America,” Biden said. “One more number, 99.8, that’s the percent of Latino voters that haven’t had the chance to vote.”
“We’re not going to let anyone take this election away from you,” Biden declared, referring to minority voters. “Look, I’ve said many times you can’t be the Democratic nominee and you can’t win a general election as a Democrat unless you have overwhelming support from black and brown voters.”
Pandering to “black and brown” voters isn’t going to help the floundering, gaffe-prone Biden, who fell to fifth place in New Hampshire.