We’ve officially entered into an era in politics where you don’t have to be a traditional politician to run for president.
To be honest, seeing all of the options for president nowadays, I don’t blame people for being willing to looks outside the “presidential pool” for candidates. Hell, just in the last decade, we’ve had Donald Trump, Kanye West, and Joe Exotic run for the POTUS position, with one of those candidates winning.
And amidst the last string of presidents, many Americans have an overwhelming feeling of “how are these people our best options?” That’s a fair criticism, and one of the main reasons why U.S. citizens would love to have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson running our country, if he was willing to do it.
Americans were once polled about whether or not they would support “The Rock” in a run for president, and 46% of those polled said yes. Can you smell the presidential campaign that the Rock is cooking?
If you thought that was a joke, let me assure you, it is not. The man who solves problems on the big screen (usually by jumping from skyscraper to skyscraper, or driving cars really fast) would have the opportunity to solve the problems of America.
“The Rock” continued during the podcast conversation, providing more details about the meeting with political parties:
“It was a big deal, and it came out of the blue. It was one after the other, and they brought up that poll, and they also brought up their own deep-dive research that would prove that should I ever go down that road (I’d have a real chance).
It was all very surreal because that’s never been my goal. My goal has never been to be in politics. As a matter of fact, there’s a lot about politics that I hate.”
As promising as all of that sounds, Dwayne did end up saying that he wouldn’t be available to run for president in 2024, citing that he would rather be there for his children than have the messy and thankless job of running the country.
Plus, it would be a dramatic salary decrease, and it would also mean we wouldn’t get to see him in three to five different action movies every year, and would that really be worth it?
“The Rock” is just too good of a guy to be the POTUS, but if you happen to be reading this Mr. Johnson, we will all happily wait until you feel like the time is right to make your presidential run.
A few years back, he said he would consider it if it was what the people wanted:
In an interview with USA Today, The Rock said that he would consider a Presidential run so long as the people actually wanted him to:
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted. Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people… So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”
Don’t count on it though…
Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people 🙏🏾💪🏾🇺🇸 https://t.co/6Xd9ADzqX7