'Best of all time': Joe Rogan gushes over Barack Obama

'Best of all time': Joe Rogan gushes over Barack Obama
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Podcast host Joe Rogan suggested former President Barack Obama is the "best" U.S. president of all time during a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Mediaite reports.

While interviewing author Eddie Huang, the pair discussed the "problem" with the United States' way of electing presidents.

"I feel like one of the problems with our system is that we're always looking for a leader. So this person comes in, they're a president for four years, and then they have to try again, and then they get it for eight years. So when they come in, they come to the most important job of the world. But they're new. They're noobs," Rogan said.

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"If it's the most important job in the world, with international consequences and nuclear war rides on it, and the economy rides on it, and pandemic response...and you just come into the job new?"

He continued, speaking to money's influence on the country's political "systems."

"The systems are very broken. They need to figure out a way to get money out of it. And it's too late. Cause you can't get money out of it. Cause money is the whole thing. It's like the special interest groups and all the donors. It's like there's so much money moving around. And then when people leave office, they get these f**king cushy speaking gigs," Rogan noted.

Referring to Obama's transition out of office, Huang added, "Obama trading, being the president for being an influencer is the most comedic shit ever," Huang said. "I'm like, who the f**k needs your playlist? Like, I loved Obama. I like, I was the first one to print Obama t-shirts and support him — Once he was in office. I didn't — I feel like he didn't come through on a lot of things."

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Mediaite reports:

Rogan said Russian President Vladimir Putin once explained that politicians come in with lots of ideas until the people who really run the country 'have a conversation with them.'

"[Obama] didn't come through on a lot of things, but I think Putin spoke to that," Rogan replied.

However, the two ultimately agreed on Obama's impact.

"As far as like a representative of the United States, who better than Obama? He's the best of all time — The most educated and eloquent and even-keeled," Rogan said. "And he was a statesman and the way he spoke inspired confidence that truly the wisest amongst us is the king."

Forbes reports, according to a 2022 Pew Research Center poll, "Obama was deemed the best recent president by 59% of Democrats and individuals who lean Democrat, ahead of Bill Clinton at 19%."

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Forbes' full report is available at this link.

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