MANCHESTER, N.H. — Call it the Biden bellyflop.
Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared poised to have to peel himself off the political canvas once again after delivering an anemic performance in the New Hampshire primary.
He skipped town early and vowed to press on with his White House bid at a campaign event in South Carolina, characterizing Iowa and New Hampshire as the “opening bell.”
“The fight to end Donald Trump’s presidency is just beginning,” he said.
With about half of precincts reporting, Mr. Biden was running in fifth place behind Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
He appeared on track to get shut out of winning any delegates to the Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, after finishing in fourth place in the Iowa caucuses.
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