CNN is desperate to get viewers for the Democratic primary debate they're hosting next week. They've tried everything: innovative streaming gimmicks, begging Joe Biden to come join (who said thanks but no thanks), and now they're bringing in Sheryl Crow.
On Thursday, CNN announced that the Grammy-award winning singer will be performing the national anthem live on CNN before the debate begins on Tuesday. And, according to the official press release, she could not be more excited.
“I think most people know that I’m a Democrat,” Crow told CNN. “I’m fascinated with the process and I’m going to be excited to actually be there when our candidates debate.” And she isn’t quite ready to make an endorsement yet, adding, “I want to hear what everyone has to say and see where I fall.”
It's kind of amusing, that of all the celebrities who endorsed Barack Obama, CNN landed on Sheryl Crow as their big name to try to woo viewers into watching the debate.
Let's hope this isn't something CNN will look back upon as their Favorite Mistake.