The Rock says he would still run for president

3 years ago

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When the average man hears the name Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, they immediately think “the most electrifying” man on the planet. This is of course in reference to his genesis as a prime-time wrestler in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). He has since become one of the most influential human beings on the planet courtesy of an illustrious career as an actor. To put things in perspective, he is currently the highest-paid actor in the world.

Of course, much of his influence is attributed to his pack-leader type mentality and high work ethic which are on full display in his frequent appearances on social media platforms. He is now, well known and revered by the masses which has led to him being considered a potential leader of the free world.

Dwayne Johnson who seldom speaks of politics first publicly admitted interest in 2017 on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” where he said he was “seriously considering” a run for president. He never mentioned it since so many thought he was simply an entertainer in character at the time so it was somewhat shrugged off as an improbability.

This remained as such until recently when he said “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.”

He voiced his for support current US President Joe Biden pre-election and extending congratulations post-election. In an Instagram post after the election, he emotionally expressed content and how he felt his vote was well represented. Some see this as evidence of a vested interest in politics and its impact on U.S citizens.

Additionally, the superstar somehow found a way to fit staring in his own sitcom in his busy schedule. The sitcom, which is titled “Young Rock” features the star in mock interviews during a 2032 run for office.

Surely, much of what is seen in the show is for entertainment value and isn’t likely to accurately represent how an actual Dwayne Johnson presidential campaign would go. However, it can be argued that it does make it a whole lot easier to imagine there being a President Dwayne Johnson.