Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate MORE conceded that despite a resounding victory in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary Saturday he was at a disadvantage heading into Super Tuesday.
But he said on "Fox News Sunday" that his chances are better in states that vote after March 3, including Florida and Michigan.
The smaller size of Biden's presence in Super Tuesday states, including lagging behind some of his rivals in advertising and the number of campaign offices, “surely doesn’t help,” the former vice president told Fox News’ Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBiden vaccine mandate puts McConnell, GOP leaders in a tough spot The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden's .5 trillion plan will likely have to shrink Breyer says term limits would 'make life easier for me' MORE. “But there’s a lot of big states coming up after that."
“I’m not a pundit, and I’m not being a wise guy, I’m being deadly earnest: I feel good about where we are,” Biden said Sunday. “I think it’s about the message, I think that people know who I am, I think we’ve now begun to raise money, I think things are picking up but we’ll see.”
Wallace noted the flurry of spending by former New York Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWithout drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022 Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary The tragedy of 9/11 — an inflection point in American history MORE, including a three-minute spot set to air this week, asking the former vice president, “How do you compete with that?”
“On your show, by doing as much of the free press and earned media as I can,” Biden responded. “Money can buy a lot but it can’t hide your record and it can’t make you something that you are not. Mike is a solid, serious guy, he’s in the debates now and we’re able to discuss the differences that we have.”
“But I think the Democratic party is looking for a Democrat — not a socialist, not a former Republican, but a Democrat – to be their nominee,” Biden continued.
Biden also addressed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants MORE (I-Vt.), the Democratic frontrunner, suggesting he could hurt Democrats’ chances downballot. Pressed by Wallace on whether the remaining moderate candidates should unite around a single candidate against Sanders, Biden responded, “It’s not for me to tell any other candidate they should get out of the race, they’ll know whether or not they remain viable.”
“I think the primaries that are going to follow are going to winnow that field,” he added.