Joe Biden wins South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden had a big night in South Carolina, showing his promised strength with black voters.

If he had lost, Biden’s campaign would likely have been dead. But he far exceeded expectations, with a nearly 30-point win in the state’s Democratic presidential primary.

“And we are very much alive,” Biden said during his victory speech Saturday night.

Biden lives to fight another day — some would say a super day — and he helped make the case for himself as the principal alternative to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But he’s still the underdog heading into Super Tuesday because of his structural disadvantages.