Charlotte Talks Politics: After Biden's Comeback, 2020 Race Faces Super Tuesday Lightning Round
Monday, March 2, 2020
For the first time in three presidential tries, Joe Biden now has a win under his belt. But there's no time to savor the South Carolina comeback. North Carolina and 13 other states enter the ring this week on Super Tuesday.
While the voting was still underway in South Carolina on Saturday, the former vice president made a quick side trip to Raleigh.
"Put me in coach, I'm ready to play," Biden said at a rally at St. Augustine's University.
If North Carolina voters on Tuesday give him back-to-back Carolina victories, Biden said "it's a straight path to a nomination for president of the United States of America."
But recent polls indicated a close race in North Carolina between Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden also appeared to be out-organized and lacking resources in many Super Tuesday states, particularly delegate-rich California.
What will the South Carolina results do to the Democratic landscape with so little time before Tuesday's vote?
Mary C. Curtis, Roll Call columnist, WCCB News contributor (@mcurtisnc3)
Jim Morrill, the Charlotte Observer, political reporter (@jimmorrill)
Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston, professor of political science; co-author of "First in the South: Why South Carolina's Presidential Primary Matters" (@GibbsKnotts)