While Hillary Clinton's recently affirmed stance on the pressing national issues associated with both the whip and the nae nae seems to have reignited the voting base, Bernie Sanders' growing foothold in Iowa and New Hampshire has much of that same base very likely clamoring to buy up all of Stephen Colbert's recently announced Undecided 2016 merchandise. Though the Republican circus is approximately 326 (very rough estimate) candidates deep, Democrats are choosing instead to run a much leaner race.
The rumored (eventual?) addition of Vice President Joe Biden, a two-time former presidential candidate, has a number of Undecided 2016 devotees quite excited, though Biden himself hasn't fully embraced the idea just yet. "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 have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion to do this,'" Biden tells Colbert during an emotional interview on Thursday's Late Show. "And I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there."
Biden's Late Show comments come just days after he told an audience at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta that he would only enter the race if he knew for certain that he and his family had the necessary "emotional energy" to withstand the pressure, referencing the tragic passing of his son Beau Biden earlier this year due to brain cancer. "It's going to be emotional for a lot of people if you don't run," Colbert tells Biden. "I just want to say I think 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."