Mike Judge might want to think about filing some copyright infringement notices against whatever metaphysical being is controlling this planet, because here’s yet another sign we could be living in a real-life Idiocracy. Two months ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased in an interview with GQ that he was considering a run for President of the United States of America. Not long after, he joked during an SNL monologue that he was running for President on a ticket with Tom Hanks. Ha ha ha, so funny! Except this might not be a joke anymore.
According to The Hill, a campaign committee has formally filed to draft former WWE wrestler The Rock for president. Federal Election Commission records show that Run The Rock 2020 was filed on Sunday. Run The Rock 2020? That’s the best they could do? I can think of better campaign names that than. Can You Smell It? 2020, A Future Free of Rudy-Poos, Paper Scissors Rock (his gimmick could be something about cutting out the old President and scrapbooking the country back together? Look, I didn’t promise good ones).
The paperwork was filed by a Kenton Tilford of Wheeling, West Virginia. The Hill isn’t sure how Kenton is associated with The Rock, if at all. I looked up the address Kenton provided on his paperwork, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say I don’t think it’s an official campaign office.
But who would be his running mate? My choice would be Vin Diesel. I miss sensual uncle Joe Biden, and Vin would definitely bring the erotic charisma needed to fill his shoes.
The Rock hasn’t said anything publicly about the filing. If it turns out to be legit, then any unemployed cooks in the greater Washington, D.C. area should probably start thinking about sending a resume over to The White House. If The Rock runs for President and gets elected, then the White House kitchen is going to be really busy keeping The Rock fed. The staff needed to keep up with his pancake needs alone could be at least 100 people.