CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta is giddy about the extra podium at tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, just in case Joe Biden shows up.
Last night, Stephen Colbert raked CNN’s “up-to-the-minute fan fiction” over the coals on The Late Show.
Acosta spelled out the scenario on CNN yesterday:
“Vice President Joe Biden, will he or won’t he? Will the Air Force Two suddenly start flying this way, start flying westward toward Las Vegas on Tuesday night, a dramatic landing at McCarren International Airport, the speeding motorcade over to the Wynn Hotel, Biden with the aviator glasses put on. I can see a situation where he pulls in in that yellow Corvette with the aviators on and just says, ‘let’s do this thing!’ It’ll be fun to watch. It’ll be fascinating political television if the Vice President decides to join in.”
That would be fascinating. It would be fascinating political television and it’s a great new strategy for cable news: describing things more interesting than what you’re watching right now. “CNN, it could get interesting.”