50,000 Sign Petition for Joe Rogan to Host 2020 Presidential Debate | 22 Words

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.

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Though 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...

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The 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...

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Rogan 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.

Despite the overall shock of Sanders' presence on the podcast, many people were quick to praise the commentator for hosting such a pragmatic and informative discussion with the candidate.

Joe Rogan believes in free speech.

And it is shown in his podcasts. His lack of confrontation and overall interested attitude suggest that he could potentially make an excellent interviewer and host more political debates and interviews in the future.

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.

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Okay, 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...

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At 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.

And finally?

"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." You can't really argue with that, can you?

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."

And many people feel they will learn more about their candidates on a JRE style chat than they will in a thirty-second debate slot.

And some just want to see Joe go back to his roots...

Though a bit of MMA style debating never hurt anyone, did it...? If you want to see the presidential candidates choke-slam each other in the Octagon... or just see Joe Rogan host a riveting and informative debate, you can sign the petition here.

Because come on... is there anything that Joe Rogan can't do?

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Politics 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.

They collectively discussed Lazar's controversial claims about the compound...

And the episode caused an online frenzy, spurring along and encouraging the Area 51 frenzy that engulfed the internet last month.

Some seriously outrageous claims were made...

But would it be a Joe Rogan podcast without a little controversy? Keep scrolling to watch the full podcast, which may make you think twice about storming the compound on September 20th...