Colbert Cites Thomas Jefferson In Imploring Biden to Run

At the end of an interview with Vice President Joe Biden centered around the loss of his son, Beau, CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert made clear where his political interests lie as he cited Thomas Jefferson is imploring the liberal Democrat to join the presidential contest.

After Biden recalled how his mother told him “everybody’s equal,” Colbert chimed in: “There’s another person who said that and that’s Thomas Jefferson and this is why I think people want you to run for President.”

Colbert, the former Comedy Central host, asserted “it’s going to be emotional for a lot of people if you don’t run” and maintained “your experience and your example of suffering and service is something that would be sorely missed in the race.” Colbert concluded: “I think we’d all be very happy if you did run.”

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> On his second night, Wednesday, Sept. 9, Colbert cracked one joke about Hillary Clinton. Video via my Twitter feed.

From the September 10 Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

JOE BIDEN: My mom used to say, “remember, nobody is better than you, but you’re better than nobody. Everybody’s equal.” My mother really pounded it into our heads.

STEPHEN COLBERT: You know, there’s another person who said that and that’s Thomas Jefferson and this is why I think people want you to run for President. And I know that’s an emotional decision you have to make, but it’s going to be emotional for a lot of people if you don’t run.

And sir, I just want to say that I think that your experience and your example of suffering and service is something that would be sorely missed in the race. Not that there aren’t good people on both sides running, but I think we’d all be very happy if you did run. And if you don’t, I know that your service to the country is something we should all salute. So thank you so much.

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