Biden Speaks After Primary Night Success, Calls Campaign 'a Comeback for the Soul of a Nation'

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to supporters in Philadelphia Tuesday night as he was projected to win the the majority of Super Tuesday 2 states.

"Just over a week ago, many of the pundits declared this candidacy was dead," Biden said. "Now we're very much alive. And although there's a way to go, it looks like we're going to have another good night."

"As I said from the beginning, this election is one that has character on the ballot," Biden continued. "The character of the candidates, the character of the nation is on the ballot. It's more than a comeback in my view, our campaign. It's a comeback for the soul of this nation."

"This campaign is taking off and I believe we're going to do well from this point on," Biden added.

Biden also thanked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during his remarks, citing their "tireless energy and their passion."

"We share a common goal and together we'll defeat Donald Trump," Biden said. "We'll defeat him together. We're going to bring this nation together."

Newsweek reached out to the Biden campaign for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to supporters from Philadelphia after projected wins in six primaries Tuesday night. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Former frontrunner Sanders, Biden's chief competitor in the Democratic race, chose not to offer any public statements after Tuesday's primary results were announced.

Biden racked up an impressive number of high-profile endorsements from former Democratic presidential candidates, including a statement of support from tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang on Tuesday.

"Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, and I've always said that I'm going to support whoever the nominee is, so I hereby am endorsing Joe Biden, to be not just the nominee for the Democratic Party, but the next President Of The United States," Yang said on CNN.

"I say this having supported Bernie Sanders in 2016," Yang continued. "Bernie was an inspiration for me. He inspired me to run, but the math says Joe is our prohibitive nominee. We need to bring the party together. We need to start working on defeating Donald Trump."

Other politicians who have endorsed Biden after ending their presidential campaigns include Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, California Senator Kamala Harris and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg appeared with Biden at a Texas campaign event in March, saying that Americans "need a politics that's about decency, a politics that brings back decency. And that's what Joe Biden has been practicing his entire life."

Those endorsements seemed to help bolster Biden's campaign which was seen to be faltering in the days before Super Tuesday. Biden did not do well in the first contests of the primary cycle, placing fifth in the New Hampshire primary and fourth in the hotly contested Iowa caucus.

However, helped by endorsements and support from the black voting community, Biden handily won the South Carolina primary in February with 48.4 percent of the vote. On Super Tuesday, Biden was the victor in nine states. Sanders only won four states.