With the November 2020 election looming shockingly close already, it’s time to think about how we want to run this thing. The Presidential debates are an important opportunity for voters to question their candidates, so it’s useful to have somebody in charge who knows how to talk to both powerful and regular people.
Enter Joe Rogan
Although he started as a comedian and MMA commentator, Joe Rogan’s podcast the Joe Rogan Experience is what’s really made his name. Releasing around an episode a day, Rogan invites interesting people into his studio for a roughly 2 hour unedited conversation, which goes out as both a podcast and YouTube video. Notable guests include Bernie Sanders, Elon Musk and Mike Tyson, and now Rogan’s fans have started a petition to have him take the reins in November 2020.
The explanation reads: “We are petitioning for the Commission on the Presidential Debates to elect Joe Rogan as one of the moderators for the 2020 Presidential Debate. Here are the reasons why we believe this would be a great decision:
“1. Joe Rogan is a widely respected host who has hosted interviews with politicians, economists, scientists, and other popular figures, who come from various walks of life.
“2. Joe Rogan has experience with interviewing both progressive and conservative thinkers. Figures such as Andrew Yang (D), Tulsi Gabbard (D), Kyle Kulinski (D), Gary Johnson (L), Benjamin Shapiro (R), and Candace Owens (R), have all appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience” program.
“3. Joe Rogan has an audience containing viewers from all areas of the political spectrum. Joe Rogan is not registered under any political party and is well-known for having civil, productive, and interesting, conversations about political issues without partisan bias.
“Please help us in our goal to elect Joe Rogan as one of the moderators for the 2020 Presidential Debate! Rogan would make a great moderator and would draw in more interested viewers for the debate.”The site gives an option to give the reason behind your decision to sign the petition, and everyone seems to think that he’s the right guy for the job.
The petition is currently 30,000 signatures from the 150,000 signature target, so if you think Joe right for the job you can sign here.