Reality time IS setting in for some people….
Bloomberg has also dropped in Florida poll out today…
Money Mike is losing air it would appear…
Mike Bloomberg’s top campaign aide on Thursday dismissed Joe Biden’s strong polling in South Carolina, suggesting the state’s primary this weekend “is not going to matter” and that next week’s Super Tuesday elections will shape the Democratic race.
“I do think Super Tuesday is going to be really definitional for this race,” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said Thursday in an interview on MSNBC, suggesting instead that the state was crucial only for former Vice President Joe Biden.
But Sheekey also downplayed rumblings of momentum for Biden in South Carolina, pointing to the erosion in some polls of what once appeared to be an insurmountable lead for the former vice president in a state he has characterized as his campaign’s firewall.
“He was winning by 35 points a month ago, and quite frankly now the question is whether he will win at all,” Sheekey said, chiding anchor Stephanie Ruhle for her use of the word “surge.”
The Bloomberg aide’s remark came before a new poll dropped Thursday morning showed Biden with a massive lead in the first-in-the-South primary state, demonstrating a commanding advantage with the state’s majority-black Democratic electorate.
A resounding win in the state could offer Biden’s campaign a reset of sorts, and a much-needed injection of momentum going into Super Tuesday on the heels of abysmal showings in Iowa and New Hampshire and a distant second-place finish in Nevada.
And it would pose a clear threat to Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, whose late entry into the Democratic race has kept him out of the first four primary races. Bloomberg has largely bet his moderate-lane candidacy on a weakened Biden….