As our country gears itself up for the 2020 presidential elections (or, sadly, braces itself for 4 more potential years under a Trump presidency...), the hopeful presidential candidates are currently running their campaigns in the fierce battle to the hot spot in the White House.
And, with the elections, come the debates.
The presidential debate is always a highly anticipated event, as our retrospective leaders passionately, and quite relentlessly, prove their worth to the country. But, one of the main questions on everyone's lips is... who's going to host this heated event?
Well, according to a new petition, a remarkable amount of people - over 50,000, to be exact - want it to be the nation's favorite presenter and podcaster, Joe Rogan.
I know, it's a glorious thought, isn't it? The petition, which was originally created 3 months ago, has seen a sudden surge in signatures and brilliantly lists the reasons as to why Rogan is the ideal host. And I have to say, they're pretty convincing...
Joe Rogan certainly has a colorful career.
via: GettyThough he initially started out as a stand-up comedian, Rogan found his fame from becoming an MMA interviewer and commentator and went on to win the World MMA Awards' Personality of the Year 6 times.
But most of you will be more familiar with his podcast series...
via: YoutubeThe Joe Rogan Experience. Launched in 2009, The Joe Rogan Experience is an online audio and video podcast that interviews a vast array of different celebrities and political figures. The JRE has since grown to become one of the world's most successful podcasts, with it receiving millions of listeners and viewers for every episode.
Rogan's podcasts touch upon an array of topics...And reel in a variety of different guests, ranging from actors, musicians, political figures, sportsmen, authors, and beyond. Rogan does, however, tend to avoid the more traditional interviewing methods, and instead opts for more lengthy, yet casual and relaxed conversations.
And his podcasts never fail to get people talking.We all remember that Elon Musk interview... Come on. You know the one. When, mid-interview, Elon casually lit a joint and puffed away on it like there was no tomorrow? Ring any bells?
Aside from smoking pot with his guests...
via: YoutubeRogan has been known to dabble in a little politics from time to time. From business tycoons to presidential candidates, you can guarantee that Joe's has had them on his show. Last month, Rogan became a top-trending Twitter topic after Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders appeared on his podcast.
Rogan was widely praised for the interview.
Bernie Sanders was on Joe Rogan. I don’t care what anyone says, Joe Rogan’s podcast is one of the highest quality p… https://t.co/1Uzq4DqSxG— Stimulus “Bimulus” Jones (@Stimulus “Bimulus” Jones)1565136476.0
Joe Rogan believes in free speech.
if you go on Joe Rogan you're going to be given time to articulate your views with very little pushback—this is exa… https://t.co/XVx9kBggHm— Rob (@Rob)1565213546.0
And people are clearly eager to see more of the presenter within the world of politics.So much so, that a petition has been set up. Yes, an actual, real-life petition.
The petition is calling for Rogan to be the moderator for the 2020 presidential debates.
via: Change.orgOkay, if this actually were to happen... It would be huge. The change.com petition was created three months ago but has recently had a huge surge in signatures.
The signatures are growing...
via: YoutubeAt the time of writing, the number of hopeful signatures stands in at a staggering 48,159, which is a mere couple of thousand off reaching 50,000.
People evidently want to see Rogan in next year's debates.Started by unpictured user, Ashton Stowell, the description on the petition 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."
It then lists an array of reasons as to why Rogan makes the perfect candidate for the role.Obviously. The first reason reads, "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."
And for the second reason?"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." Okay, it all sounds promising so far.
People are living for the idea.Some people noted how relaxed and authentic Rogan's chat with Sanders was, and many would like to see that type of authenticity within the sometimes overly-structured and rehearsed presidential debates.
His non-biased and unfiltered interview techniques have been dubbed as "refreshing."
So, um, can we all agree to have @joerogan be the main person to host all presidential candidates and have them dis… https://t.co/qVdhnYLoav— Hoootie (@Hoootie)1565226926.0
And some just want to see Joe go back to his roots...
I sincerely hope that the next presidential debate is moderated by Joe Rogan. And that it takes place in the Octagon.— brad steen rad teen (@brad steen rad teen)1349317404.0
Because come on... is there anything that Joe Rogan can't do?
via: YoutubePolitics aside, Rogan likes to address the trending news of from all areas of the spectrum... Like Area 51, for example. Loyal UFO believer, Bob Lazar, appeared on the JRE in June this year to discuss the existence of extraterrestrial life within the compounds of the secretive Area 51.