Joe Biden, MSNBC, February 11, 2020
Partial transcript via RealClearPolitics.com:
I just spoke to our folks up in New Hampshire, and they did a good job. But I want to tell you the people of Nevada are watching and I want to make it clear we praise their diversity as a state, and I’m going to be out there seeing them very soon.
Tonight, though, and just heard from the first two of 50 states. Two of them. Not all the nation, not half the nation, not a quarter of the nation, not 10%, 2%. Now, where I come from, that’s the opening bell, not the closing bell.
And the fight to end Donald Trump as president is just beginning, just beginning.
Thank you. It is important that Iowa and Nevada have spoken. But look, we need to hear from Nevada and South Carolina and Super Tuesday states and beyond. We’re moving into an especially important phase. Up until now, we haven’t heard from the most committed constituency in the Democratic party, the African-American community, and the fastest-growing segment of society, the Latino community.
I want y’all to think of a number, 99.9%. That’s the percentage of African-American voters who have not yet had a chance to vote in America. One more number, 99.8% that’s the number of percentage of Latino voters who haven’t had the chance to vote.
So when you hear all these pundits and experts, cable TV talkers talking about the race, tell them it ain’t over, man, we’re just getting started.
Our votes count, too. We’re not going to let anyone take this election away from me. Look, I’ve said many times you can’t be the Democratic nominee and can’t win the general election as Democrat unless you have overwhelming support from black and brown voters.
It’s a natural fact. It’s true. It’s absolutely true. And, folks, you know all those Democrats who won against the incumbents from Jimmy Carter to a guy the name of Clinton, a guy named Obama, my good friend, guess good what? They had overwhelming African-American support. Without it, no one’s ever won. No, really.