Biden Reshapes The Democratic Primary With Super Tuesday Wins | Deadline | MSNBC

Biden Reshapes The Democratic Primary With Super Tuesday Wins | Deadline | MSNBC


STATES AND SUDDENLY AN OUTRIGHT MAJORITY, AND SWEEPS SUPER MAJORITY, AND SWEEPS SUPER TUESDAY AND HE’S THE TUESDAY AND HE’S THE FRONTRUNNER. FRONTRUNNER.>>NOW, I HAVE WORKED FOR ENOUGH>>NOW, I HAVE WORKED FOR ENOUGH CAMPAIGNS TO KNOW THIS IS CAMPAIGNS TO KNOW THIS IS SOMETIMES THE MOST DANGEROUS SOMETIMES THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE CANDIDACY, WHEN PART OF THE CANDIDACY, WHEN YOU’RE FEELING GOOD. YOU’RE FEELING GOOD. I MEAN, IN ALL THESE WINS LAST I MEAN, IN ALL THESE WINS LAST NIGHT, TEN AND WE’RE NOT DONE NIGHT, TEN AND WE’RE NOT DONE WITH THE COUNTING, WITH NO ADS WITH THE COUNTING, WITH NO ADS IN ANY OF THE STATES, VERY FEW IN ANY OF THE STATES, VERY FEW FIELD OFFICES, NO TRAVEL IN A FIELD OFFICES, NO TRAVEL IN A LOT OF THE STATES. LOT OF THE STATES. HOW DO YOU KEEP THE RESULTS FROM HOW DO YOU KEEP THE RESULTS FROM LAST NIGHT AND SCALING A LAST NIGHT AND SCALING A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN? NATIONAL CAMPAIGN?>>WELL, LOOK, IT’S JUST LIKE WE>>WELL, LOOK, IT’S JUST LIKE WE DREW IT UP. DREW IT UP. LOOK, I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO DO LOOK, I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS CONTINUE TO DO WHAT’S IS CONTINUE TO DO WHAT’S WORKING. WORKING. WHAT’S WORKING IS PEOPLE HEARING WHAT’S WORKING IS PEOPLE HEARING JOE BIDEN’S MESSAGE. JOE BIDEN’S MESSAGE. WHEN HE COMES ON SHOWS LIKE YOUR WHEN HE COMES ON SHOWS LIKE YOUR SHOW A WEEK AGO AND OTHER SHOWS, SHOW A WEEK AGO AND OTHER SHOWS, PEOPLE IN ALL THE STATES HEAR PEOPLE IN ALL THE STATES HEAR HIM. HIM. ONE THING ABOUT NO TRAVEL. ONE THING ABOUT NO TRAVEL. SOME OF THE STATES, THE VICE SOME OF THE STATES, THE VICE PRESIDENT DIDN’T VISIT BUT PRESIDENT DIDN’T VISIT BUT DR. JILL BIDEN SPENT TIME IN DR. JILL BIDEN SPENT TIME IN TENNESSEE, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS TENNESSEE, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS AND SHE’S BEEN A REAL SECRET AND SHE’S BEEN A REAL SECRET WEAPON IN ALL THIS. WEAPON IN ALL THIS.>>YOU KNOW, I’M GLAD YOU MADE>>YOU KNOW, I’M GLAD YOU MADE THAT POINT. THAT POINT. AND WITH PEOPLE THAT PREVAIL AND AND WITH PEOPLE THAT PREVAIL AND THE SPOUSE IS SUCH AN THE SPOUSE IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT — THEY CAN SAY THINGS IMPORTANT — THEY CAN SAY THINGS ABOUT THEIR SPOUSES, ABOUT THE ABOUT THEIR SPOUSES, ABOUT THE CANDIDATE THAT THEY DON’T SAY CANDIDATE THAT THEY DON’T SAY ABOUT THEMSELVES. ABOUT THEMSELVES. FAIR POINT. FAIR POINT.>>BUT, LOOK, GOING FORWARD WHAT>>BUT, LOOK, GOING FORWARD WHAT VICE PRESIDENT SAID LAST NIGHT VICE PRESIDENT SAID LAST NIGHT IN HIS VICTORY SPEECH ON SUPER IN HIS VICTORY SPEECH ON SUPER TUESDAY ABOUT THIS BEING A TUESDAY ABOUT THIS BEING A CAMPAIGN FOR EVERYONE WHO’S BEEN CAMPAIGN FOR EVERYONE WHO’S BEEN LEFT BEHIND AND KNOCKED DOWN AND LEFT BEHIND AND KNOCKED DOWN AND LEFT OUT, THAT IS A POWERFUL LEFT OUT, THAT IS A POWERFUL MESSAGE REDS MESSAGE REDS MESSAGE RESONATING WITH VOTERS MESSAGE RESONATING WITH VOTERS AND YOU MATCHED IT WITH PEOPLE AND YOU MATCHED IT WITH PEOPLE FEELING HIS CHARACTER. FEELING HIS CHARACTER. WHAT STRUCK ABOUT THE WHAT STRUCK ABOUT THE ENDORSEMENTS WAS THE EMOTION. ENDORSEMENTS WAS THE EMOTION. AND THEM SAYING GENUINELY AND THEM SAYING GENUINELY AFFECTIONATE THINGS ABOUT HIM. AFFECTIONATE THINGS ABOUT HIM. HE WEARS HIS HEART ON HIS HE WEARS HIS HEART ON HIS SLEEVE. SLEEVE. HE IS THE ANTITHESIS OF DONALD HE IS THE ANTITHESIS OF DONALD TRUMP IN THIS MOMENT 347 SOMEONE TRUMP IN THIS MOMENT 347 SOMEONE WHO BRINGS CLASS AND COMPASSION WHO BRINGS CLASS AND COMPASSION AND DECENCY. AND DECENCY. I THINK THAT’S WINNING VOTERS I THINK THAT’S WINNING VOTERS OVER IN THIS MOMENT. OVER IN THIS MOMENT.>>WHAT IS THE STRATEGY FOR>>WHAT IS THE STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH THE BERNIE SANDERS? DEALING WITH THE BERNIE SANDERS? IT’S ALMOST A TRUMPIAN EFFORT TO IT’S ALMOST A TRUMPIAN EFFORT TO BRAND JOE BIDEN AS THE PRODUCT BRAND JOE BIDEN AS THE PRODUCT OR BENEFICIARY OF A DEMOCRATIC OR BENEFICIARY OF A DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH I THINK I ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH I THINK I KNOW POLITIC WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW KNOW POLITIC WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT REALLY HAD VERY LITTLE TO DO REALLY HAD VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH SATURDAY NIGHT’S VICTORY IN WITH SATURDAY NIGHT’S VICTORY IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SOUTH CAROLINA.>>AS YOU SAID VICE PRESIDENT>>AS YOU SAID VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WON IN SOUTH CAROLINA BIDEN WON IN SOUTH CAROLINA THANKS TO A GREAT ENDORSEMENT THANKS TO A GREAT ENDORSEMENT FROM WHIP CLYBURN AND THANKS TO FROM WHIP CLYBURN AND THANKS TO VOTERS NOT HEARD IN IOWA, NEW VOTERS NOT HEARD IN IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NOT THAT MUCH IN NV HAMPSHIRE, NOT THAT MUCH IN NV NCHB NCHB NV, GOT THEIR CHANCE TO BE HEARD NV, GOT THEIR CHANCE TO BE HEARD IN NORTH CAROLINA AND ACROSS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND ACROSS SUPER TUESDAY. SUPER TUESDAY. THEY ARE NOT THE PARTY’S THEY ARE NOT THE PARTY’S ESTABLISHMENT. ESTABLISHMENT. THEY ARE THE PARTY’S HEART AND THEY ARE THE PARTY’S HEART AND SOUL AND BASE. SOUL AND BASE. AND ANY CANDIDATE WHO CANNOT GET AND ANY CANDIDATE WHO CANNOT GET THOSE VOTES CANNOT BE THE THOSE VOTES CANNOT BE THE NOMINEE. NOMINEE. AS WHIP CLYBURN SAID THEY KNOW AS WHIP CLYBURN SAID THEY KNOW BIDEN AND BIDEN KNOWS HIM. BIDEN AND BIDEN KNOWS HIM. THERE’S AN AD OF HIM AND BARACK THERE’S AN AD OF HIM AND BARACK OBAMA WALKING AROUND THE WHITE OBAMA WALKING AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE. I THINK HE’S NOT GOING TO BE I THINK HE’S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO BREAK THAT TIE. ABLE TO BREAK THAT TIE.>>WHAT IS THE STRATEGY IF JOE>>WHAT IS THE STRATEGY IF JOE BIDEN IS SUCCESSFUL, DOES RACK BIDEN IS SUCCESSFUL, DOES RACK UP ENOUGH DELEGATES TO BE THE UP ENOUGH DELEGATES TO BE THE PARTY’S NOMINATION TO BRING PARTY’S NOMINATION TO BRING BERNIE SANDERS’S VEETOTERS INTO BERNIE SANDERS’S VEETOTERS INTO FOLD SO HE FACES DONALD TRUMP FOLD SO HE FACES DONALD TRUMP WITH THE STRONGEST AND MOST DI WITH THE STRONGEST AND MOST DI DIVERSE COALITION OF DEMOCRATIC DIVERSE COALITION OF DEMOCRATIC VOTEARDS BEHIND HIM? VOTEARDS BEHIND HIM?>>THIS IS A HARD FIGHT AND WE>>THIS IS A HARD FIGHT AND WE KNOW SENATOR SANDERS AND THE KNOW SENATOR SANDERS AND THE SUPPORTERS ARE IN IT TO WIN IT SUPPORTERS ARE IN IT TO WIN IT NOW. NOW. WHEN YOU HEARD THE VICE WHEN YOU HEARD THE VICE PRESIDENT SAY LAST NIGHT IS HE PRESIDENT SAY LAST NIGHT IS HE DIDN’T ATTACK SENATOR SANDERS DIDN’T ATTACK SENATOR SANDERS AND HIS SUPPORTERS. AND HIS SUPPORTERS. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT BRINGING HE WAS TALKING ABOUT BRINGING EVERYONE TOGETHER. EVERYONE TOGETHER. BEING A UNITER AS WELL AS A BEING A UNITER AS WELL AS A FIGHTER OF ALL THE DEMOCRATS AND FIGHTER OF ALL THE DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS AND YES, INDEPENDENTS AND YES, REPUBLICANS TOO TO GET THIS REPUBLICANS TOO TO GET THIS COUNTRY BACK FROM DONALD TRUMP COUNTRY BACK FROM DONALD TRUMP AND TO MOVE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD AND TO MOVE THIS COUNTRY FORWARD AND THAT’S BEEN HIS MESSAGE ALL AND THAT’S BEEN HIS MESSAGE ALL ALONG IN THIS CAMPAIGN. ALONG IN THIS CAMPAIGN. THEY SAID THIS IS A PARTY THAT THEY SAID THIS IS A PARTY THAT DOESN’T WANT A UNITER. DOESN’T WANT A UNITER. IT IS A FEISTY MOMENT. IT IS A FEISTY MOMENT. BUT I THINK PEOPLE WANT DECENCY BUT I THINK PEOPLE WANT DECENCY AND THEY WANT A BIG TENT AND AND THEY WANT A BIG TENT AND THAT’S WHAT JOE BIDEN’S BRINGING THAT’S WHAT JOE BIDEN’S BRINGING TO THIS. TO THIS.>>YOU KNOW, I THINK RON’S MADE>>YOU KNOW, I THINK RON’S MADE A CUP — ONE ABOUT HOW CLOSE A CUP — ONE ABOUT HOW CLOSE ATTENTION PEOPLE ARE PAYING TO ATTENTION PEOPLE ARE PAYING TO NEWS EVENTS. NEWS EVENTS. THERE WEREN’T A LOT OF ADS UP THERE WEREN’T A LOT OF ADS UP AND JILL BIDEN IS A POWERFUL AND JILL BIDEN IS A POWERFUL SURROGATE BUT YOU CAN’T GET IN SURROGATE BUT YOU CAN’T GET IN FRONT OF EVERY VOTER IN EVERY FRONT OF EVERY VOTER IN EVERY SUPER TUESDAY. SUPER TUESDAY. STATE. STATE. THIS IS A SIGNAL VOTERS SEND THIS IS A SIGNAL VOTERS SEND WAS, THE ONLY PARALLEL I CAN WAS, THE ONLY PARALLEL I CAN THINK OF IS THE ONE WHITE CAUCUS THINK OF IS THE ONE WHITE CAUCUS GOERS IN IOWA SENT IN 2008 WHEN GOERS IN IOWA SENT IN 2008 WHEN THEY DELIVERED PRESIDENT OBAMA THEY DELIVERED PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT WIN AND THE ELECTABILITY THAT WIN AND THE ELECTABILITY QUESTION WAS SUDDENLY ANSWERED QUESTION WAS SUDDENLY ANSWERED FOR ALL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR ALL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS. VOTERS.>>I DON’T KNOW ANY SINGULAR>>I DON’T KNOW ANY SINGULAR ELECTED OFFICIAL THAT HAS AS ELECTED OFFICIAL THAT HAS AS MUCH SWAY OVER A TREMENDOUS MUCH SWAY OVER A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF VOTES IN A PARTICULAR NUMBER OF VOTES IN A PARTICULAR CONSTITUENCY AS JOE C — AND I CONSTITUENCY AS JOE C — AND I REMEMBER LEWIS 1 N DORSED REMEMBER LEWIS 1 N DORSED HILLARY CLINTON BUT HIS DISTRICT HILLARY CLINTON BUT HIS DISTRICT WENT TO OBAMA. WENT TO OBAMA. AND HE MADE A DIFFICULT DECISION AND HE MADE A DIFFICULT DECISION TO CHANGE HIS ENDORSEMENT FROM TO CHANGE HIS ENDORSEMENT FROM HILLARY TO OBAMA. HILLARY TO OBAMA. DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES. DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES. BUT WHAT HE WAS SAYING WAS FOR BUT WHAT HE WAS SAYING WAS FOR THE FUTURE OF MY PARTY, FOR THE FUTURE OF MY PARTY, FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE THESE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE PUSHING ME IN THIS DIRECTION, I PUSHING ME IN THIS DIRECTION, I HAVE TO MAKE THIS DECISION. HAVE TO MAKE THIS DECISION. AND SO WHAT I THINK ABOUT NOW IS AND SO WHAT I THINK ABOUT NOW IS WHETHER OR NOT, BECAUSE OF THE WHETHER OR NOT, BECAUSE OF THE GENERATIONAL CLEAVAGE HE WAS GENERATIONAL CLEAVAGE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE WE HAVE TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS GENERATIONAL DIVIDE, ARE WE THIS GENERATIONAL DIVIDE, ARE WE GOING TO SEE A PROLONGED DIVIDE GOING TO SEE A PROLONGED DIVIDE BETWEEN THESE YOUNGER VOTERS, BETWEEN THESE YOUNGER VOTERS, WHO DO WANT SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE. WHO DO WANT SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE. IT’S NOT AN INDICTMENT OF BERNIE IT’S NOT AN INDICTMENT OF BERNIE SANDERS’ IDEAS. SANDERS’ IDEAS. BUT THE OLDER PEOPLE WHO SAY BUT THE OLDER PEOPLE WHO SAY THIS IS THE PERSON WHO THIS IS THE PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE PARTY THAT HAS REPRESENTS THE PARTY THAT HAS PROVIDED POLITICAL, SOCIAL, PROVIDED POLITICAL, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC POWER FOR ME AND MY ECONOMIC POWER FOR ME AND MY FAMILY AND THAT’S WHY YOU SEE SO FAMILY AND THAT’S WHY YOU SEE SO MANY VOTERS MOVE IN THAT MANY VOTERS MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION. DIRECTION.>>AND IT WASN’T EVEN CLOSE.>>AND IT WASN’T EVEN CLOSE. AND BECAUSE I THINK WHAT THE AND BECAUSE I THINK WHAT THE BERNIE SANDERS BASE DEAL IS IT’S BERNIE SANDERS BASE DEAL IS IT’S NOT ENOUGH. NOT ENOUGH. THE POLICIES THAT BERNIE IS THE POLICIES THAT BERNIE IS BEHIND WOULD REPRESENT SUCH A BEHIND WOULD REPRESENT SUCH A DRAMATIC OVERHAUL. DRAMATIC OVERHAUL. JOE BIDEN’S ARE DIFFERENT FROM JOE BIDEN’S ARE DIFFERENT FROM DONALD TRUMP BUT A CONTINUATION DONALD TRUMP BUT A CONTINUATION OF THE POLICIES PRESIDENT OBAMA OF THE POLICIES PRESIDENT OBAMA FOUGHT FOR. FOUGHT FOR. THAT’S WHAT DROVE RECORD THAT’S WHAT DROVE RECORD TURNOUT. TURNOUT. IT’S MORE THAN THAT. IT’S MORE THAN THAT. BUT IT’S INTERESTING THE BUT IT’S INTERESTING THE REVOLUTION DIDN’T DRIVE THE REVOLUTION DIDN’T DRIVE THE TURNOUT. TURNOUT. IT WAS A RETURN TO POLICIES IN IT WAS A RETURN TO POLICIES IN LINE WITH THE OBAMA POLICIES. LINE WITH THE OBAMA POLICIES.>>I HAVE BEEN SO FOCUSSED ON>>I HAVE BEEN SO FOCUSSED ON WATCHING THE PASSION DRIVING WATCHING THE PASSION DRIVING BERNIE SANDERS AND HIZ BERNIE SANDERS AND HIZ REVOLUTION THAT I MISSED JUST REVOLUTION THAT I MISSED JUST HOW STRONG THE FERVOR TO GET HOW STRONG THE FERVOR TO GET DONALD TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE IS. DONALD TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE IS. IT’S WHAT WE SAW IN THE IT’S WHAT WE SAW IN THE MIDTERMS. MIDTERMS. WE SAW HOW PEOPLE CAME OUT IN WE SAW HOW PEOPLE CAME OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS AND JUST THE RECORD NUMBERS AND JUST THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT, NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT, WHO WERE WILLING TO WAIT IN LINE WHO WERE WILLING TO WAIT IN LINE FOR HOURS AND HOURS.