Jon Stewart Is Being Asked By Fans To Moderate A 2016 Presidential Debate
Jon Stewart has just wrapped up The Daily Show, but fans are already clamoring for the former host to moderate a 2016 presidential debate, in a new online petition.
Fans Want Jon Stewart To Moderate A Presidential Debate, Starts Petition
Posted two weeks ago, a Change.org petition for the former Daily Show host to moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has reached over 150,000 signatures as of this week.
“Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering US politics and media,” the petition reads. “We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.”
Mariel Waters, who created the petition, notes that Stewart’s awards and experience with political figures of state are reasons to have Stewart as a moderator.
“Jon Stewart is more than qualified to tackle the moderating job. Mr. Stewart has interviewed 15 heads of state, 22 members of the United States Cabinet, 32 members of the United States Senate, 7 members of the United States House of Representatives, and scores of other political leaders from this country,” Waters wrote.
One of the signatures on the petition comes from Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
Other fans who signed even took to Twitter to spread the word, and the petition is quickly approaching the 200,000 signature goal.
I too would like to see Jon Stewart host the presidential debates. https://t.co/H6At0ObR0v
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 21, 2015
Sign this petition for Jon Stewart to moderate a presidential debate. :’) https://t.co/o33zG0SIKp
— Jon Cozart (@JonCozart) August 21, 2015
Waters addressed the letter of petition to the Commission on Presidential Debates, but neither a rep for Stewart nor a rep from the Commission, has responded to requests for comments on the matter.