In Iowa, Biden Confronts a Growing Threat: Pete Buttigieg
Imagine the delicious Irony if Trump were to be impeached over attempting to dig dirt on Biden by strong arming a foreign government, and then Joe doesn’t make it to the Democratic convention as a viable contender for reasons other than Trump’s attempts to smear.
DES MOINES — Joe Biden dropped to fourth place in Iowa, according to a new poll released Friday, his worst showing to date in the pivotal early state.
A few hours later, at the largest gathering to date for any 2020 event, it was clear why.
While Biden delivered a solid performance on stage before a crowd of 13,500 Democrats at the state party’s Liberty & Justice dinner, he was overshadowed and outshined by the candidate who just passed him in the polls — Pete Buttigieg.
At the massive state party event known for its catalytic effect on campaigns — it’s widely remembered as a turning point for Barack Obama’s Iowa fortunes in 2007 — Buttigieg captured the audience’s imagination, articulating a case for generational change.