Although Jon Stewart left “The Daily Show” earlier this year, that doesn’t mean he’s out of political conversations. While working as the lead anchor on the show, he’s shown his understanding of politics, world views, and more in ways that many less comedic anchors couldn’t. That intellect not only earned him a following but also the respect of so many. That respect might get him on television again, but not back at “The Daily Show” helm.
On Change.org, people started a petition asking Jon Stewart to host a presidential debate. Over 250,000 people have signed it so far, surpassing the original 150,000 goal in less than two days. The people signing this petition aren’t just fans either. The formal governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, signed and it wouldn’t be a surprise if other formal and current officials put forth their signatures as well.
Despite his comedic role on the show, Jon Stewart is more than qualified to host a presidential debate. He’s already interviewed many government officials on his past program, including Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Al Gore, and even Barack Obama during his presidency. Along with that, he’s discussed very heavy topics including the money corruption in government, how terrorists are handled, and how poorly money is handled by the United States.
There’s no set date for the petition to close but with so many people signing it in such a short time, Stewart might have to decide whether or not to host one soon.