Two years ago – the suggestion that Jon Stewart should run for president would be met with satirical criticism.
He does not have experience holding office – he is an entertainer not a politician and he’s funny—too funny to be president.
But times have changed dramatically.
On Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 millions of Americans watched as Florida – Pennsylvania and Ohio turned red and Donald Trump – a businessman who knows more about luxury hotels than foreign policy – was voted to the highest office in the land by the will of millions of Americans.
Not only is Jon Stewart attractive as a candidate but his win is a real possibility – thanks in part to his already existing fan base.
Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Twitter boasted more than 6 million followers – its Facebook page got over 7 million likes and his episodes have garnered as many as 3.5 million viewers – not including those watched with DVR playback.
He has a ready-made audience – all he has to do is talk.
Millennials make up a large part of Stewart’s fan base – which is important because they are a vital demographic in the 2020 election.
In the 2016 election 50% of citizens aged 18-29 didn’t show up to the polls.
It seemed the millennial support Obama garnered just didn’t translate to Clinton.