His latest fundraising round was more than $ 9 million behind his closest rival in the polls – Elizabeth Warren. His sum also fell far short of Pete Buttigiega and Bernie Sanders.
This is the problem of a candidate who wants to compete in all four early states and also builds his election campaign infrastructure in the 14 states that vote on Super Tuesday.
To make matters worse, Donald Trump and the Republicans have announced that they will launch $ 10 million worth of negative television advertising – with $ 1 million being directed only toward early state nominations – pushing the president's statement that Biden and his son Hunter dealing with corruption in Ukraine.
"The reason for this is that Trump sees Biden as the biggest threat," said Patti Solis Doyle, a former adviser to Barack Obama and a former leader of the Biden apparatus. "In some ways this is good because it defines Biden as a race against Trump. However, if Biden cannot compete with other figures in the industry, even [advantage] will go for it."
The emergence of anti-Biden messages comes at a pivotal moment in a democratic campaign when Warren experiences polls and gains in various demographic groups. Between the need for the campaign to spend on maintaining its position in the primary and its need to defend itself against the flurry of GOP attacks, Biden will fight on two fronts, amid new doubts about whether Biden will have the resources it needs for both.
And Biden must continue to demonstrate donor viability, or he will encounter a fate similar to that experienced by Jeb Bush in a crowded primary race in 2016, in which the former Florida governor stepped back, steadily retreating .
David Kochel, chief strategist for the Bush presidential campaign in 2016, stated that as Biden, Bush was an early frontman with a high name certificate who lifted the "boat load" in the first quarter but failed to grow after major donors were withdrawn. According to him, Biden is threatened by a similar trend because of the nature of his fundraising base.
"Former Vice President, with all the high-dollar contacts all over the country – you do big fundraisers in big cities. Once you do, that's all. If you don't have this perpetual low-dollar fundraiser, you can't to compete, "said Kochel, noting the large numbers reported by Biden's best competitors. "Biden looks like he can't compete with Warren, Bernie and Buttigig. How is he going to compete with Trump? "
Biden's campaign statement Thursday for its fundraising contradicted the idea that it was not generating momentum or that its donors had deducted it. Last week of the quarter was Biden's best week since early May, according to the campaign, and 98 percent of its donations
Biden's campaign tries to repel incoming Trump ads by aggressively lobbying cable networks against the exit of a new location targeted at Ukraine, which he says "spreads false, definitively disclosed conspiracy theories." Anya wrote on Facebook the same letter on Friday, and is expected to do the same with local TV channels.
This week, he announced his early purchase of $ 6 million worth of digital and television ads.
Biden fought back against Trump in an appearance in Nevada earlier this week.
"You are not going to destroy me," Biden declared. "And you are not going to destroy my family. I don't care how much you spend or how dirty you are. "
Since the first reports that Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Biden, the former vice president's campaign sought to raise money for the scandal by developing a fundraiser. Tips around the latest headlines. On Friday, a new online fundraising request called for potential donors to join Trump's new "Rapid Response Fund."
"Trump has declared war on our campaign today with the help of a $ 1,000,000 campaign in the first four primary states,"
Biden's campaign says the attacks only confirm her long-standing argument that Biden is the biggest threat to Trump's re-election, and has repeatedly pointed to Trump's actions – including asking both Ukraine and China to investigate former vice president – as a sign that Biden is the Democrat whom the president fears most as his general opponent in the election.
"This is for one reason: Donald Trump is trying to pick his opponent, and is considering Joe B. aiden as his greatest threat. Why else would he target these ads in the early primary states? He knows that Biden has the strength to resist. them, so he's trying to get him out early, "said Biden's adviser." And no doubt, he's going to do just that or worse to the Democratic candidate – and no one has proven that they can handle it and fight back like Biden. "