Better safe than sorry.

That seems to be the thinking at CNN. The network, which is hosting tomorrow night’s Democratic Debate, is bringing six podiums despite the fact that only five candidates are schedule to participate. Why? Just in case Joe Biden jumps in.

Earlier today, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted a picture of the spare podium along with a joke about the vice president’s uncertain presidential ambitions.

If Biden were to suddenly jump into the race, it would be good news for CNN. Ratings for the debate are expected to be well below those of the Republican debates, mainly because there are no former reality stars seeking the democratic nomination.

Although in all fairness, I would totally watch a reality show about Jim Webb making moonshine. And Lincoln Chafee could certainly use an extreme makeover.

Take that, Lincoln Chafee!

(Source: The Weekly Standard)