In breaking news, President Trump has agreed to a new 4-hour debate between himself and Joe Biden, moderated by popular podcast host Joe Rogan.
Rogan’s podcast specializes in long-form, thoughtful exploration of ideas, and avoids the sound-bite stump-speech style of traditional TV debates. It also requires guests to be able to speak coherently for minutes at a time – without a teleprompter.
Rogan has interviewed dozens of high-profile figures, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, whom he endorsed earlier this year.
However, after the orchestrated defeat of Sanders this spring, Rogan described Biden as mentally compromised and indicated a willingness to vote for Trump.
In 2020, politics has become a spectacle. We’re living through an election cycle where one of the major candidates, Joe Biden, has hidden in his basement and refuses to speak in public without frequently resorting to the use of a teleprompter.
What we need is an open, honest discussion or debate between the two candidates. If this debate happens, we might actually get that.
Now the ball is in Biden’s court. Will he accept?