Joe Rogan has just endorsed Gary Johnson for president, tweeting out that he was the only reasonable choice remaining in the race.
After an announcement that CNN would be once again hosting a town hall with Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld, Rogan dubbed the libertarian ticket the only one left with a sense of sanity.
This is the best time EVER to consider a third party candidate. @GovGaryJohnson is the only person running that makes any sense.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) August 1, 2016
Rogan’s diverse and extensive social reach
Rogan’s endorsement brings a new and extended social reach beyond that of the traditional Gary Johnson supporter base. He claims almost two million Twitter followers, nearly 10 times what Johnson can boast. In addition to his previous fame as the host of Fear Factor and his current prominence as a UFC commentator, Rogan also hosts the Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast with over 11 million monthly downloads. The podcast is in-depth, intimate, conversational, and can span up to three hours in length, giving a widely varied audience of listeners ample time to become familiar with a guest beyond simple sound bites. Johnson was on the podcast earlier this year.
Gary Johnson continues to rack up big endorsements
The Joe Rogan endorsement is only the latest in a series of high-profile politicians and celebrities giving their nod of approval. All manner of former GOP representatives and officials have indicated they would be voting Libertarian this year, as well as conservative pundit Glenn Beck. TV host Dew Carey hosted a Gary Johnson fundraiser at his house last month.
Former GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush both spoke favorably about Johnson when speaking of their plans not to endorse Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz encouraged Republican National Convention goers to “vote their conscience” in an implied Trump snub which, while not singling out Johnson as an alternative, certainly leaves few other attractive options.