If it wasn’t already obvious that the state of politics in America is atrocious, it’s about to become even more apparent. If you thought that the 2016 election was a circus, just wait for what’s to come in 2018 and ahead of 2020. In this day and age, campaigns are constant, and there’s no rest from the endless cycle of insanity they bring.
While the next presidential election will be monumental, there’s some interesting speculation about potential candidates for races even farther in the future. And one of the names is a man of literal Herculean proportions.
As reported at Page Six, rumors are flying the Dwayne “Rock” Johnson is seriously considering a run for president in 2024. The wrestler/actor has become a mega-star, as he’s been churning out movies left and right in recent years, becoming this generation’s Arnold Schwarzenegger. And we all know the career path he went on, and the direction it might have taken should he had been a natural born citizen.
Since Trump took office, the Left has started considering trotting out their own celebrity to run for office, with names like Oprah and Tom Hanks being the primary players.
As for Johnson, at least back in the day he was a Republican, and in the past it was joked about that he could run for office on behalf of the party.
“I couldn’t do both,” he admits when asked by Variety about his burgeoning career as a movie star, producer, and the businessman behind his company, Seven Bucks Productions, which he co-owns with his longtime manager and ex-wife, Dany Garcia. “Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024.”
“It all started out of the blue,” Johnson says, bringing up a June 2016 column in the Washington Post, which point-blank stated, “He could actually win.”
“It was never something that I trumpeted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run,’” Johnson recalls.
“I care deeply about our country, and I care deeply about our people – especially now,” he says. “Decency matters and being a decent human being matters, and character matters, and leadership matters.”
As it stands, Johnson says he’s a registered Independent. In the future, who knows what party or ideas he would represent should he run. But there’s no question that Trump’s presidency has opened the door for other big names outside the political world to give it a legitimate go for the White House. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, who knows.
Source: Page Six