“The Bern Notice is rocking rallies all over the country,” Colbert said, referencing the crowds of thousands the Vermont senator has drawn in places like Portland and Wisconsin.
“The Democratic nomination was supposed to be a cake walk to a slam dunk,” Colbert said. “A cake dunk if you will.” Nevertheless, presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is now trailing Sanders by double digits in the polls in states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Sanders’ message of single-payer health care and free college tuition has resonated with young voters, despite the candidate’s age. “He is 74 years old,” Colbert said. “That’s five years older than Donald Trump and 50 years older than anyone Donald Trump would marry.
Colbert also played a sample from an album of folk songs Sanders released in the 1980’s called “We Shall Overcome.” And no, that is not a joke.