Joe Biden roared back from the brink of disaster on Super Tuesday with victories across the U.S., sweeping the South and pulling off upsets in states like Massachusetts and Minnesota, as Bernie Sanders claimed the delegate-rich state of California.
The headlines from across the media landscape tell the story:
- "Joe Biden scores stunning wins" (CNN)
- "Biden reborn with massive comeback" (Axios)
- "Comeback kid ... jaw-dropping night" (Breitbart)
- "I've never seen anybody mount a comeback like this — ever" (Politico)
Biden crowed at a Tuesday night speech:
"Just a few days ago, the press and the pundits had declared the campaign dead. And then came South Carolina, and they had something to say about it. And we were told, well, when it got to Super Tuesday, it'd be over. Well, it may be over for the other guy!"
Mike Bloomberg, the wild card, had an abysmal showing. After $600 million spent on Super Tuesday, he won not a single state, coming away only with a win in American Samoa.
Elizabeth Warren failed to win a single state. Embarrassingly, she took third place in her home state of Massachusetts. Thus far, however, she is refusing to bow out, much to Bernie Sanders' chagrin.
By all accounts, Super Tuesday has solidified the Democratic contest into a two-man race.
President Trump weighed in, needling Bloomberg and Warren, and blaming the "Democrat establishment" for stacking the deck against Sanders:
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