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When it comes to The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan has a huge listener-base. His opinions on things from vegans, to drugs, to politics have a big impact on his listeners. It would be a mistake to underestimate just how much influence Rogan actually has in the United States. This week, Joe Rogan announced his intent to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary election. While it remains to be seen what effect this might have on Sanders’ polling numbers, Rogan did dish on why he likes Sanders so much, as well as another one of his favorites, Tulsi Gabbard.

Why Joe Rogan likes Tulsi Gabbard

Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience | Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images

When it comes to the 2020 primaries, Joe Rogan seems to have three favorite candidates. He prefers Tulsi Gabbard, Bernie Sanders, and Andrew Yang. For Rogan, a bit part of what makes Gabbard an appealing candidate is her experience. 

During an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan said, “I love her, I think she’s awesome. I love, her, I love Bernie, and I love Andrew Yang.”

Rogan went on to add, “I think she, first of all, is someone who served twice overseas. She’s been deployed twice an understands the actual cost of war. Worked in, you know, medical units. Saw people murdered and shot down and destroyed by war. And she wants none of it.”

“She’s a person who served in Congress and understands how it works. She’s a very nice, friendly person. I believe her. When I talk to her she’s very genuine. And you know, if you want a woman president, that’s who you want. You want a young woman who’s served in Congress and has served overseas. She makes a lot of sense,” concluded Rogan. 

However, while Rogan does like Tulsi Gabbard, he went on to say that he’s likely going to be voting for Bernie Sanders. 

Why Joe Rogan likes Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Sean Rayford/Getty Images

When it comes to Bernie Sanders, Joe Rogan respects his consistency. During a segment of The Joe Rogan Experience, he explained that he believes Sanders has a near-spotless record. 

“What Bernie Sanders stands for is a guy who, look, you could dig up dirt on every single human being that’s ever existed if you catch them in their worst moment and you magnify those moments and you cut out everything else, and you only display those worst moments. That said, you can’t find very many with Bernie,” explained Rogan. 

Rogan went on to say, “He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.”

“Did you see him here? He was so normal! I liked him a lot,” Rogan said to his guest, Bari Weiss.

“I think I’ll probably vote for Bernie. I think Bernie and Tulsi together would be a f*cking devastating combination, I really do. I don’t know if they’d ever work out together, if that’s possible. But I think them together might work,” he concluded.

Some fans wanted Joe Rogan to run

Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience | Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images

Previously, some fans of The Joe Rogan Experience have hoped that Joe Rogan himself might run for office of some sort, or that, at the very least, he’d be the debate moderator for the 2020 elections. 

However, Joe Rogan has made it clear that he has zero interest in political positions. During an episode of his show, Joe Rogan discussed Joe Biden’s comments on marijuana being a gateway drug. 

He said, “And this knucklehead saying that it’s a gateway drug — no, pain is a gateway drug. Trauma is a gateway drug. Abuse is a gateway to drugs. It’s not marijuana. Marijuana is just a time-honored psychedelic substance that people have been enjoying for thousands and thousands of years.” 

His guest, Louie Psihoyos, said, “You should have run for Congress.” 

Rogan replied with, “F*ck that I’m not running for anything. I’m not even running for my neighborhood’s whatever the hell it is. … Look I’m not ever running for anything ever.”