Joe Biden Says He's Not Ready to Run For President: 'You Have to Give 110 Percent'

Speaking to Stephen Colbert, the vice president said he doesn't know if he's ready yet.

Vice President Joe Biden revealed he is still torn over whether to run for president next year.

In an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Veep said: “"I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there. I'm being completely honest. Nobody has a right, in my view, to seek that office unless they're willing to give it 110 percent of who they are."

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It was raw emotion the Vice President Colbert consoled each other over the personal heartbreak they have both had to endure.

Biden spoke about the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer three months ago.

“My son was better than. He was better than me in every way,” he said. There was even a point where he found it hard to go on with the interview.

Then Biden noted the special connection he has with Colbert.

The Late Show host lost his father and two brothers in a plane crash. It happened exactly 41 years ago, when Colbert was ten.

Biden told Colbert: "The people I find that I am most drawn to are people who have been hurt. I am not going to embarass you but you are one  of them, old buddy. Your mom, your family, losing your dad when you were a kid." 

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On Friday, Biden marked the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001, by visiting members and family at Rescue 1 in Manhattan.

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