The Rock Would Still Consider Running For President If It’s “What The People Wanted”
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? Well, what do freedom and democracy smell like? That’s right, a giant, greased-up teriyaki meatball. In a recent USA Today interview, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, once again, said he would consider running for President. Yes, of The United States! Hey, we’ve had celebrities in office before, what’s the worst that could happen?
The Rock first dipped his big toe in the water back in 2017 (the one on his foot, not the really big one that sits on top of his neck. I know it looks like a toe, but that’s actually his head!) with an eye towards the 2020 race. He later realized he had too many projects in the works and thought maybe 2024 or 2028 could be his year, which would give him time to “learn the skills”/be able to pass a high school civics exam. Now The Rock says he’d only consider it if it’s “what the people wanted.” Complex reports:
This is an idea he’s floated, multiple times, before.
In this most recent instance, Johnson says that the decision to run is “up to the people.” That line, which already nails the speech patterns of a 20-year political vet, came in a USA TODAY interview in which he was promoting his just-debuted NBC sitcom Young Rock. In the same answer, he also said he’s serious about it.
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” he told the outlet. “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.”
Complex adds that The Rock is currently registered as an Independent and endorsed President Joe Biden in 2020, but spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000, which earns him a raised eyebrow in the Style of The Rock. Pick a lane, Dwayne!
Well, we the people? Much to consider. Do we want to see President The Rock in 2024 or do we think Dwayne might want to try being City Council Chairman The Rock for a bit before jumping right into the presidency? The last thing any of us want is to see the day when The Rock has to be edited out of Jumanji because his ego swole up to the size of his dominant left thigh and he wound up inadvertently killing millions of Americans by getting into an arms race with Vin Diesel due to his incompetence and hubris. And by “arms race” I mean an arm-wrestling competition that distracted him from handling whatever fresh hell 2028 might have in store for us.