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People set up a change.org petition for Jon Stewart to moderate a 2016 presidential debate.
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Jon Stewart retired from The Daily Show only two weeks ago and now a petition has been set up to bring him back into the world of politics.

A Change.org petition has been launched hoping to convince the Commission on Presidential Debates to consider inviting Jon Stewart moderate one of the three national televised debates that will air sometime next year.

Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering US politics and media. We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.

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.



The petition asks for 200,000 signatures and a public response from the government on the state of this petition should it reach its goal. So far, it has gathered 163,773.

If you'd like to sign the petition, or leave a comment on why you think it's dumb, you can do that right here

Independent presidential candidate Deez Nuts gets a mash up of his name.
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Deez Nuts, the 15-year-old Iowan really named Brady Olson, has shaken things up this week with his Independent run for the White House.

The campaign has done many things in the short time that its been around. It has inspired hope.

It has also forced many, many news anchors to actually say the name of the fictional candidate. This is perhaps Deez Nuts' greatest achievement.

Without further ado, feast your ears on the compilation:

DEEZ NUTS

Have you guys heard of #Deeznuts ? He's running for president!

Posted by WTF Magazine on Thursday, August 20, 2015


If he bows out of the rest of the election right now, he would still have done his country a very great service indeed.

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Deez Nuts is hot on the heels of Donald Trump's lead in North Carolina polls.
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Well, it looks like Donald Trump has a new rival for the votes of North Carolinians.

Public Policy Polling has discovered some rising approval numbers for a new Independent candidate — Deez Nuts of Wallingford, Iowa.

Finally another declared independent candidate, Deez Nuts, polls at 9% in North Carolina to go along with his 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa in our recent polling. Trump leads Clinton 40/38 when he's in the mix.



This caught the eye of the campaign media and the high numbers, which are above Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker for the state, have only grown the attention towards his campaign.



So, yeah.

But it doesn't end there.

Deez Nuts, who is apparently a 15-year-old sophomore in high school named Brady Olson has actually set up a campaign website for himself, which includes a detailed platform.

Surprisingly, the platform's stances seem sincere and well-considered. Deez Nuts has a more conservative view of immigration reform although he believe in choice as far as abortion rights.

He also lays out a surprisingly detailed stance on territorial voting rights:

I support giving citizens in our American territories voting rights. I also support giving American Samoan citizens automatic US citizenship. I would give Puerto Rico 3 electoral votes since Puerto Rico is bigger than many states. Guam, the US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas all get 2 since they are smaller, but still incorporated territories. Finally, American Samoa would only get 1 since it is still considered an "unincorporated" territory. This would bring the total of electoral votes from 538 to 548.



We all know who should be the newcomer's campaign manager.



Would you vote for him?