Podcaster and managing director of Thiel Capital, Eric Weinstein, recently took to Twitter to propose a thought experiment where fellow podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan ran in the Democratic presidential primary. According to Weinstein, the hypothetical run would end before the primary's completion and would instead be conducted for the sole purpose of changing the way presidents are elected.
According to Weinstein, the effect would be "enormous." The 54-year-old mathematician said that "regular media folks" would be unaware of Rogan's vast podcasting reach and suggested that "almost no one appreciates" Rogan's intelligence.
"He's also bullet proof as he has talked about all his failings. He could say things we can't."
The host of The Portal also highlighted that Rogan wouldn't need money to promote his message, which would upend the "entire campaign finance issue."
"He owns a media asset & his humor as a comedian would make anything he wanted go viral w/ armies of volunteers. And what are our debates if not hecklefests?"
"It could take silly drug scandals off the table, fix gender, break media, and avoid fundraising," he said.