“The Rock” for President 2020?
Can you smell what “The Rock” is cooking? A presidential campaign perhaps.
It first gained traction during Nov/Dec 2016 when an increasing number of Americans grew disillusioned with the Democrat and Republican candidates and wanted a 3rd party.
When you think of presidents, the image of an upright, well-loved and respected individual comes to mind.
Well, that perception was shattered after Trump’s election reinforced a whole new idea of what a president can be.
In May 2017, Dwayne Johnson appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and was queried over his recent GQ cover story in which he reiterated the possibility of running for president one day.
Quotable quotes during the interview
“The surge and groundswell since then (publishing of the GQ cover story) has been really amazing.”
“A lot of people want to see a different leadership today, I’m sorry, not different, but a better leadership today.”
“Three years is a long ways away, so we’ll see.”
” I think over the years I’ve become a guy that a lot of people kind of relate to…”
He even had a slogan at the ready “More poise, Less noise”, no doubt a dig at Trump’s abrasive style and relentless social media presence.
The rumors went into overdrive on 9 July 2017 when a man from West Virginia, Kenton Tilford created a campaign committee, “Run The Rock 2020” to draft Johnson as a presidential candidate in 2020, according to Federal Election Committee records.
— Dave Levinthal (@davelevinthal) July 10, 2017
The committee’s overall goal is “to build a grassroots community of Americans to show to Mr. Johnson that his incredible popularity as an actor and public figure can translate into politics seamlessly.”
He hopes Johnson’s broad, uniting appeal can bring everyone together and “not just pander to a small base of supporters.”.
The 26-year-old political consultant and freelance writer also created a Twitter account called “Draft the Rock” for the committee.
What are the odds that “The Rock” will win?
Everyone laughed when Trump threw his name into the candidacy.
They mocked his campaign from start to finish, and they ain’t even done yet.
But in this day and age of celebrity politics, it might just be possible for this endearing “everydayman” to pull it off.
What do you think about this candidate hopeful? Would he be a good president?
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!!
Can Americans really meme another celebrity into office? We certainly hope so!