2020 Iowa Caucuses: Biden falters in fight for 'soul of the nation'

His surprise fourth placing at Iowa - which kicks off the nomination process - shows Democratic voters want change

There may have been a chilly wind whipping across the snow-covered carpark, but step inside the high school basketball court and your phone camera lens fogs up in the sauna-like heat at once.

Amid bright heat-emitting lights, coiled wires, cables, consoles, cameras and sound equipment, hundreds of people are listening to the former United States vice-president and a major Democratic contender, Mr Joe Biden, speak about bringing decency back to America.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline '2020 Iowa Caucuses Biden falters in fight for 'soul of the nation''. Print Edition | Subscribe