Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters on Super Tuesday.
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. It’s a good night. It’s a good night, and it seems to be getting even better. They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing. By the way, this is my little sister Valerie, and I’m Jill’s husband. Oh no, this is Valerie. You switched on me. This my wife. This is my sister. They switched on me. Folks, it’s still early, but things are looking awful, awful good. but things are looking off all from good. For those who’ve been knocked down, counted out, left behind, this is your campaign.
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. We were told “Well, when you got to Super Tuesday, it would be over.” Well, it may be over for the other guy. Tell that to the folks in Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, and maybe even Massachusetts, it’s too close to call. We’re still waiting for Texas and California, few other small states to come in. But it’s looking good. So, I’m here to report, we are very much alive.
Make no mistake about it. This campaign will send Donald Trump packing. This campaign is taking off. Join us. For those folks, listen, go to joebiden.com. Sign up, volunteer, contribute if you can. We need you. We want you, and there’s a place for you in this campaign. People are talking about a revolution. We started a movement. We even increased turnout. When the turnouts turn out for us, that can deliver us to a moment where we can do extraordinary, extraordinary things...
Look, our campaign reflects the diversity of this party in this nation, and that’s how it should be, because we need to bring everybody along, everybody. We want a nominee who will beat Donald Trump, but also also keep Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, win back the United States Senate. If that’s what you want, join us. You want a nominee who’s a Democrat, a life long Democrat, a proud Democrat, an Obama Biden Democrat. Join us.
Look, this all starts with a revival of decency and honor and character. Trump has fanned the flames of hate and sought to divide us. He’s insulted, demonized, and actually just the way he talks about people. He has not a single sense of empathy. He doesn’t have any compassion, no regard for the values that made this country who we are, not the way you were raised by your moms and dads. He looks at honesty and decency and respect and he views it as a sign of weakness. He doesn’t believe that we’re the beacon to the world. He doesn’t believe we’re all part of something bigger than ourselves. That’s why I’ve said from the moment I announced for this candidacy, we are literally in a battle for the soul of America,
Folks, winning means uniting America, not sowing seeds of division and anger and hate. We got to beat Donald Trump, but we will, but we can’t become like him. We can’t have a never ending war between the parties. We need a President who can fight, but make no mistake about it, I could fight, but look, we need this badly, as badly, someone who could heal...
There’s nothing we can’t do. This is about the future. It’s not about the past. It’s about our children and our grandchildren. It’s about leading this country and leading the world once again.
Folks, we just have to remember who we are. My Lord, this is the United States of America, and it’s time for America to get back up, and once again, fight for the proposition that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, and that by the creator with certain inalienable rights. We say it so often in school, we don’t realize how profound it is. We’ve never lived up to those words, but up to this President, we’ve never walked away from it.
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe with every fiber of my being, that’s who we are. So, let’s get back up. We are a decent, brave, resilient people. We can believe again, but we are better than this moment. We are better than this President. So, get back up and take back this country, the United States of America. There’s not a single thing we can’t do. God bless you and may God protect our troops. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We’re going to do this, folks. Thank you.