This IS the Universal feeling among Joe Biden supporters, money people and Democrat establishment types…
Alan Patricof, tech investor and major Democratic donor, told CNBC on Friday he’s staying with Joe Biden — but said the former vice president must “show his stuff” in the next two nominating contests to reinvigorate his run for the presidency.
“It’s critical” that Biden wins South Carolina and “he’s got to produce in Nevada,” said Patricof, founder and managing director of the Greycrof venture capital firm. “He’s said it. Donors feel it. Everybody is sticking with Joe until they see what happens there.”
Nevada holds caucuses on Feb. 22, followed by South Carolina’s primary on Feb. 29, just days before Super Tuesday on March 3, when a third of the delegates are up for grabs in 16 nominating primaries and caucuses.
A day after two major Biden fundraisers in New York, Patricof said on “Squawk Box” that attendance at the events indicted support remains strong.
The rooms “were packed,” said Patricof. Biden rallied more than 250 Wall Street and big money donors Thursday, in hopes keeping support after stumbles in Iowa and New Hampshire.
“It could have felt like a friendly funeral — but it didn’t,” another donor told CNBC in a brief interview as she exited one of the fundraisers….
Biden IS STILL holding on to his black voter support….
It has shrunk, but it’s still his….
The Democratic race now moves to a battlefield that he should/must do better
It is true that Biden polls better than anyone with black voters, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who won New Hampshire and finished with the second-most delegates in Iowa. Since shortly after entering the presidential contest, Biden has held a significant lead with black voters over other candidates….