Maybe what America needs right now is Howard Stern.
The SiriusXM host expressed as much on “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday, reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and federal protection of abortion rights.
“I’m actually going to probably have to run for president now,” Stern said.
During his show, the host slammed everyone from former president Donald Trump, who appointed three justices to the Supreme Court during his four years in office, to the justices themselves.
“These appointed judges by Trump were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote by three million votes. This is where we get into trouble.”
As for his own presidential platform, Stern said, “I am going to do the very simple thing that’ll set the country straight: one vote, one person. No more Electoral College. I’m getting rid of it.”
He continued, “The problem with most presidents is they have too big of an agenda. The only agenda I would have is to make the country fair again.”
Stern also outlined for his listeners reasons why everyone should be up in arms about the Court’s decision last week.
“I’ll give you a couple of examples of why this is so horrible,” he said, referring to “everyday women who go to the doctor and they find out that the baby has horrible birth defects.”
He added later, “A lot of times women are raped. A lot of times contraception doesn’t work. And then there’s even a more confusing state where a man and a woman want to have a baby, and all of a sudden things go medically wrong.”
On Wednesday’s show, Stern revealed that he’s found his Vice President in none other than Bradley Cooper
“Early this morning I was texting back-and-forth with someone I was interested in potentially being my vice president when I run,” he told listeners. “This person texted me and said ‘I want to congratulate you and you have my vote.’ A very lovely conversation. And I said ‘How would you feel about being my vice president?’ And you know what he said? ‘Done. Done.’ In other words, ‘I’m in.’”
Continuing, “He said to me ‘I’m in, but you know I’m another white male.’ And I said ‘I appreciate you saying that, but I believe you’ll be such an asset to the ticket, that I think people will understand.’”
Stern went on, “I don’t think he wants to be bothered. He’s actually shooting a movie right now as we speak…. This guy is gonna bring in the female vote like you wouldn’t believe. My vice president, Vice President Bradley Cooper. I know, it sends chills up your spine.”
Referencing Cooper’s voice work as “Rocket Racoon”, Stern joked, ”He didn’t even hesitate. He’s a real patriot and a great raccoon – that’s our campaign slogan.”