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Joe Biden Gives Shockingly Honest Interview to Stephen Colbert

Will he or won't he? That is the question that has dominated Joe Biden's world in recent months. So when he sat down with Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show" last week, the world hoped he would finally give an answer as to whether he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the party nomination.

That, unfortunately is still unclear to many or us, but he did reveal something viewers did not expect. Biden's interview was perhaps the most heartfelt and honest that any politician has given in recent years. You see, there was no schtick, no cheesy, eyeroll-inducing spiel, not one mean-spirited barb. He seemed, well, real.

His comments about the loss of his son Beau were heartbreaking and relatable. When Colbert brought up the "elephant in the room," Biden took a short pause before delivering a surprisingly frank response.

"I don't think any man or woman should run for president unless, number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president and, number two, they can look at folks out there and say, 'I promise you, you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion to do this. And I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there."

That kind of human exchange isn't something we expect from a late night talk show and certainly not from the other candidates on the campaign trail. Career politicians typically have a list of perfect sound bites at the ready that extol their virtues. This, however, was something much different. It revealed a man who is still very much struggling with a personal tragedy. It revealed a man who wasn't so hungry for power he would do anything to get into the Oval Office. Though some political pundits say this all but confirms that he won't run, those comments have helped him win over even more voters desperate for a politician they like and trust.

What did you think of Biden's interview?

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