No, this isn't a follow-up to White House Down where #TheRock saves Jamie Foxx's President from another attack from international terrorists — however, please take my money for that. This is the wild rumor that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson could be throwing his hat into the ring for the 2020 Presidential #Election. Joining other pro-wrestlers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse "The Body" Ventura on the path to politics, could this be the next logical step for the Wrestlemania legend?
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Rocking The System
While we are still embroiled in the carnage of the 2016 election, and counting down Trump's four years in office, it is only logical for America to look to the future. Everyone from Michelle Obama, Kanye West, and even Hellboy have teased that they could have their feet under Oval Office carpet in 2020, so why not the Hollywood A-lister — after being the world's highest-paid actor, what is next? At least we know he could take on ISIS with his "rock bottom" move.
Since the election, and when asked about his candidacy, it looks like Johnson is mulling over the idea of POTUS, but don't get too excited just yet:
“I wouldn't rule it out... It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
Let's arrange an Expendables-style cabinet of badass action stars: Bruce Willis in treasury, Sly Stallone on defense, and Dolph Lundgren on education.
A Political Future Ahead
Ahead of this year's election Johnson frequently appeared at political rallies, urging voters to overlook political parties and vote for the person they thought would be best at the job. Despite having no military or political experience, he did once play the Tooth Fairy, so surely that counts for something? At just 44 he is still a spring chicken in the realm of politics, and still has a way to go before catching up to both Trump and Clinton's age for Presidential campaigning. Weirdly, this isn't the first time that The Rock has been pipped to take a political career. Earlier this year an article went viral on Johnson's political future, while in March he joked if there was a spot for his pickup truck:
Becoming a frequently asked question at press events, the Washington Post even wrote that Johnson was the perfect candidate as a mixed-race registered Republican from Florida — an always divisive state. The wrestler-turned-actor seems honored at the thought of being POTUS, I mean what better way to help people:
"If I felt like I could be an effective leader for us, and surround myself with really high-quality leaders, then sure, I would."
Now we just need The Simpsons to write an episode where this happens, and all our dream will come true.
Four More Years
"Can you smell what The Rock is cooking" — is it the future of the USA? The hype around Johnson's possible move from films to the Fourth Amendment comes just days after he posted a lengthy open-letter on his Instagram. Johnson's addressed the state of the nation following President Trump's win over Hillary Clinton:
“The most important thing we can do right now is be 100% committed to becoming a better country. Many Americans are heart broken and many Americans are happy. Let's let the emotions of both sides settle and focus on our future. Concentrate on things we can control...work ethic, attitude, faith etc. We all wear a lot of hats in today's crazy life we live and the one I'm most proud of is being a father to two beautiful young daughters.
At this time the only thing I can do for them is to continue to try my best to lead by example.
I don't know what it's like to be born into wealth, nor I do I know what it's like to be a career politician. I do know what it's like to put in the hard work every day with my own two hands and earn my success from the sweat of my brow. That's all I know and all I'll continue to do.
Lead by example. I encourage all of you to do the same. We got this. We're Americans and we forever "Hold the line””
Well, that certainly sounds like a moving speech of an inspiring President-in-waiting. If The Apprentice boss can get in there with a toupee, and Terminator can run California, why not the man from Moana? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is already the nation's sweetheart, and I think this year has brought the question home, "what is the worst that could happen?"
Still not convinced, check out our video of 12 Rock-ing insults and just imagine them at a debate. Don't forget our poll below!