Vice President Joe Biden still isn’t sure if he’s ready to run for President.
During an emotional and raw interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” America’s Happy Warrior spoke candidly about his son, his faith, his relationship with the President and the rumor of a potential third presidential run.
“I want to talk about the elephant in the room, which in this case is a donkey,” Colbert said. “Do you have anything you’d like to tell us right now about your plans?”
Initially, Biden offered to be Colbert’s 2016 VP.
“I think you should run for President again and I’ll be your Vice President,” Biden said.
Then Biden pivoted into a frank discussion of his 2016 decision.
“I don’t think any man or woman should run for President unless number one, they know exactly why they want to be president and two, they can look at folks out there and say, ‘I promise you: You have my whole soul, my whole heart and my passion to do this.’ I’d be lying if I said i knew I was there,” Biden told Colbert.
“The loss is serious and it’s consequential but there’s so many people going through this,” Biden said of his son Beau’s death earlier this year.
Biden said his “incredible” support system has made the past few months easier.
“I’m marveled. I’m marveled at the ability of people to absorb hurt and just get back up. Most of them do it with an incredible sense of empathy to other people,” Biden said.
Here’s part one of the interview, from CBS:
And here’s part two:
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