"I want to talk about the elephant in the room, which in this case is a donkey," Colbert said to Vice President Joe Biden last night, "Do you have anything to announce now about your plans?"
"I think you should run for president again, and I'll be your Vice President," Biden answered.
The potential running mates already have a great rapport (a "Colbert Rapport," if you will). "I want to give your office the respect it deserves," Colbert says," "So, how much is that?" Biden quickly indicated a tiny amount with his fingers.
At the beginning of the interview, the young audience chanted "Joe! Joe! Joe!" like they did with "Stephen!" back in the Comedy Central era. Biden quickly joked, "Be careful what you wish for."
Colbert got serious at the end, saying, "I think we'd all be very happy if you did run. If you don't, I know that your service to the country is something that we all salute."
Now that would be one irresistible ticket.