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Odds of Joe Rogan Moderating 2020 Presidential Debate Set at 4-1

Does Joe Rogan actually have a chance to moderate a debate? Photo from @BarstoolSports (Twitter)
  • A petition is going around to have Joe Rogan moderate a Presidential debate
  • See the odds below
  • Is it worth it to bet yes?

We are right into the midst of the United States Presidential campaign and with primaries coming up soon, UFC fans and the internet now want Joe Rogan to moderate a debate. There is a petition on change.org for it to happen which currently has over 175,000 signatures.

So, will it happen? The odds are heavily in favor of it not happening.

Will Joe Rogan Moderate a Presidential Debate Odds

Outcome Odds at Bovada
Yes +400
No -700

*All Odds Taken 08/15/19

Joe Rogan is of course well known in media circles for his podcast which has a following of millions as well as his experience as a UFC commentator. He has had politicians on his podcast like Andrew Yang, leading to the petition for him to moderate the debate.

The creator has three simple reasons for wanting Rogan to host the debate, as he lays it out in the petition:

“We are petitioning for the Commission on the Presidential Debates to elect Joe Rogan as one of the moderators for the 2020 Presidential Debate. Here are the reasons why we believe this would be a great decision:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.”

Is there a reason to bet yes?

Although the petition has gone viral, it seems unlikely Joe Rogan will moderate a debate, as he has declared himself a Democrat on an episode of his podcast, giving himself a built-in bias against any Republican candidate.

So, if you do plan on betting on this prop, the smart money would be on betting no. However, Rogan has yet to respond about  whether or not he is interested in it. Even without an answer from the man himself, I am confident in saying he won’t moderate a presidential debate.

Pick: No (-700)

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