An internal memo circulating among supporters of a Vice President Joe Biden 2016 run for president shows that Stephen Colbert’s new CBS late-night show is still the home of the “Colbert Bump.”
The memo, sent to top officials at the super PAC Draft Biden by its data vendor — a D.C.–based startup called VEDA co-founded by former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser and Democratic consultant Meghan Buck — shows huge increases in web traffic and so-called engagement with Draft Biden in the week since Biden appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last Thursday.
“The power of the Vice President’s appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert cannot be understated,” Buck wrote in the memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News. “The Colbert Bump is real.”
This is one of those stories that I wanted to post just because it made me feel good to read about it.
However I am sad to report that I am still not making it through the entire hour of the Late Show.
I'm an old man, what do you want from me?
(Psst! Just between you and me I also used to fall asleep partway through the Colbert Report too.)