On Thursday night Vice President Joe Biden appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and during his interview with Stephen Colbert, Biden was asked about loss and grief.
Watch out, Hillary Clinton.
Biden, of course, never mentioned her name, but that answer is the real heart of the case he would have to make against her, implicitly or explicitly, if he ran. Clinton’s poll numbers are sinking, at least in part, because she is seen, once again, as the epitome of caution and parsing. Biden may be the consummate politician, but he is seen as the opposite.
Watch the first part of the interview for yourselves.
Joe Biden may have many flaws as a political figure, but his ability to be relatable and authentic certainly aren’t among his flaws. If Biden does decide to enter the Democratic presidential primary, his authenticity and ability to relate to “average Americans” will certainly stand in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, who many still see as being too “wooden and overly cautious.”
EDIT: Here’s part 2 of Stephen Colbert’s interview with Vice President Biden.