Jon Stewart fans: Take note.

A petition calling for the retired Daily Show host to moderate a presidential debate has garnered more than 185,000 of the 200,000 signatures required for it to be sent to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization in charge of these prime-time American shit shows.

The petition reads:

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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 and around the world while establishing himself as the most trusted person in (satirical) news.

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In addition to his vast experience working with political figures, Jon Stewart is accomplished in presidential election coverage. His work on The Daily Show received the prestigious Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2000 and 2004 presidential races.

You’ll find no argument from us, but, dear God, we’d also love to see him host a Republican debate. We’d kill a baby seal to see Stewart in the same room as Donald “I Wasn’t Talking About Her Period” Trump.


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