A gleeful Joe Biden tells supporters 'it's a good night'

Joe Biden.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters in Los Angeles on Tuesday night that his campaign is proof that in politics, anything can happen.

"It's a good night," Biden declared. "Things are looking awful, awful good." After dismal showings in the early primaries, Biden's luck turned around this weekend in South Carolina, where he easily won the primary. By the time Biden took the stage in Los Angeles, he was the projected winner of seven Super Tuesday primaries.

"For those who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind, this is your campaign," he said. "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. And we're told well, when we get to Super Tuesday, it's over. 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, where it's too close to call."

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Biden declared that he was there to report "we are very much alive," and it's his campaign that will "send Donald Trump packing." He promised to tackle climate change, improve the quality of education in the United States, and fight for the middle class. "We want a nominee who will beat Donald Trump but also keep Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House and win back the United States Senate. If that's what you want, join us. If you want a nominee who is a Democrat, a lifelong Democrat, a proud Democrat, an Obama-Biden Democrat, join us."

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Catherine Garcia

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.