Only in America do we elect a second-rate actor to the Presidential office like we once did with Ronald Reagan. Or what about a reality tv star? We’ve done that too. Maybe next election we should vote for a wrestler. That will surely lighten up our Twitter feed.
Well, America, don’t hold your breath. If you’re a wrestling fan or an action movie aficionado, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might just be your candidate of choice. He claims to be considering a run for the White House.
“I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that” ‘The Rock’ said to Entertainment Weekly at Los Angeles Comic-Con on Saturday. He got asked about his political ambitions and answered in the most Rock fashion possible.
Dwayne Johnson is running for president 2020? Dang choosing a candidate puts me between a ROCK and a hard place lmao
— Garrett Maples (@Maplestree16) October 2, 2017
It seems like the eight-time WWE champion is not alone on his quest.
A freelance writer who is completely unaffiliated with the 45-year-old actor, producer, and pro wrestler, filed the necessary paperwork to the Federal Election Commission back in July to form an official presidential campaign committee.
He calls it “Run the Rock 2020” which admittedly does have a nice ring to it.
Laugh now, but no doubt in my mind Dwayne Johnson will be president in 2020.
— 🍌🍌🍌 (@souljaelias) September 26, 2017
Johnson has had this dream of being president for a while now. Back in November of last year, he told Vanity Fair that a campaign “would be a great opportunity to help people,” and in May, he told GQ that there was a big chance that he would run for President after slamming Trump’s perceived lack of leadership.
We must admit that having ‘The Rock’ going up against Donald Trump would probably be the funniest thing on television ever, mostly because the current President isn’t such a bad wrestler himself. We could probably see him maneuvering his way out of Johnson’s ‘Fisherman Suplex’ or ‘Samoan Drop’.
The actor would most probably like to run as a Democrat. Considering the people’s predilections for celebrities in office – a tested and proven Republican strategy – it probably wouldn’t be such a bad idea for the Democratic party to try out.
Besides, Hollywood has always leaned more to the left than to the right, so it is only natural that they give this trending resource a chance. If ‘The Terminator’ ended up as the governor of California, we see no reason why ‘The Scorpion King’ shouldn’t get a shot at the White House.
— Only Film Media (@OnlyFilmMedia) October 29, 2017
Article inspired by the Washington Examiner // Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson fuels speculation he’ll run for president