He wasn’t supposed to win there…
But he wasn’t supposed to come in fourth either….
Biden says he took a ‘gut punch’ in the results…
But he’s now in New Hampshire and place he polls in second place hoping for a better showing before moving into state that he is favoured to do much better because of leads in the polling for him…
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it. We took a gut punch in Iowa,” Biden said Wednesday, before cracking a joke about Iowa’s botched caucuses.
“The whole process took a gut punch,” Biden said. “But look this isn’t the first time in my life I’ve been knocked down.”
Biden’s admission marked a sharp departure from the rosy predictions that he and his campaign had been making about Iowa both before and after Monday’s caucus, where full results have still not been released. With 71 percent of precincts reporting, the former vice president is in fourth place.
Biden’s speech was one of the most fiery of his campaign as he went after the nominal winner in Iowa, Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor whom he accused of having too little experience.
Donors, supporters and even staff have grown increasingly nervous about Biden’s standing in the race because they fear he’ll finish badly in New Hampshire — where polls show he’s trailing Bernie Sanders — and in Nevada, where polls show he’s leading as of now.
“We can’t lose three straight like that,” a Biden adviser confided….