8th largest? There are 50 states. So, his state is in the top 16%. Whoop de doo. What does this even mean? Is it good, bad, how am I supposed to interpret it? "My state has the 8th largest ____" is virtually meaningless when there are only 50 states. There must be something I'm missing.
The challenge that was being made to his is that, as a guy from a “Northeast liberal state,” how does he think he could compete in the primaries in the South. I guess he figured that, because Delaware had been a slave state, his state has a lot of black people, he would get Southern votes. He is not just the typical Northeast lib. Yes, he is a nitwit.