Jill Biden on Iowa Caucuses: We're Definitely Going to Win Tonight

Posted: Feb 03, 2020 10:15 PM

Even though things aren't looking so hot for former Vice President Joe Biden, former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, seems to think her husband will come out victorious. 

"You're a big part of the Biden campaign. What does the Biden campaign need out of the Iowa Caucuses tonight?" CNN's John Berman asked.

"Well, we're gonna win. We're gonna win the Iowa Caucuses," Biden replied. "And then we're gonna go on and win New Hampshire and Nevada and South Carolina. We're moving forward."

Berman reminded the former second lady that her husband was "sending a very different message" during a conference call on Sunday. During the call Joe Biden said the Iowa Caucuses are a "toss-up."

"And the campaign is suggesting you don't need to win here in Iowa, you just need to finish strong," Berman said.

"Well, that's true," she said, clearly taken back. "Win or finish strong, we are moving forward."

Jill Biden said Iowa is "hard to get around" and she's been campaigning there for months. "It's hard to get to all 99 counties but we keep trying. We've been to a lot of rural America and talked to a lot of Iowans about what's on their hearts, what's on their minds, and I take my stories back to Joe and we're gonna work for rural Iowa."

Berman pointed out that Iowa isn't as diverse as other states, like South Carolina. The former second lady said her husband has "a broad coalition of support" and the campaign is actively going to various communities.

According to Jill Biden, she has heard from farmers who are hurting because of climate change and tariffs. She said at one point they may have supported President Trump but "things are going to change."

"Trump has hurt them," she said. "...they want a moderate. ... They don't want someone too far left or too far right. I think Joe just fits the bill. He's someone they can believe in. His ideas are practical and achievable and I think that people who may have voted for Trump or independents who are kinda on the fence are, you know, gonna go for Joe Biden."

"What is the risk of nominating someone who is not, as you saw, a moderate?" Berman asked.

"I don't think it appeals to the Democratic Party," Jill Biden replied. "All across America I think Americans want someone in the middle."

When asked about Sanders, Biden said she believes Americans "want someone who's moderate, who reflects their values and who they are. ... they don't want someone who's too far this way or too far that way."

So far things aren't looking so good for the former vice president. In fact, a new poll from the Des Moines Register shows Biden isn't doing so well.