Honestly, this would probably be the best format for an American Presidential Debate. Typical debates are essentially speed running important topics so that media companies can farm sound bytes. Articulating the nuances and differences of a national healthcare plan during a pandemic within two minutes seems nonsensical. However, this is the method in which many countries compare potential leaders.
On a recent Joe Rogan Podcast, former MMA fighter Tim Kennedy discussed this possibility. Kennedy tweeted, “On my podcast with @joerogan he offered to moderate a debate between @JoeBiden and @realDonaldTrump it would be four hours with no live audience. Just the tow candidates, cameras, and their vision of how to move this country forward. Who wants this? #debates #Election2020”
Interestingly enough, U.S President Donald Trump replied to the tweet, writing “I do!”
Unfortunately, the likely-hood of this happening is minimal for a few reasons.
Firstly, it is doubtful that Joe Biden would agree to the debate. His campaign strategy has revolved around minimizing public appearances. A four hour one on one debate would be in direct contrast to this strategy.
“Biden’s not going to do it,” Rogan said on the Tim Kennedy podcast. “I don’t think he can. I don’t think he can stand there for that long and last.”
Rogan did indicate that he would be down to do the debate. However, After speaking with Andrew Yang, Tusli Gabbard, and Bernie Sanders, Joe Rogan has stated in the past that he disliked the attention he received from politicians wishing to gain attention off of his platform after those interviews.