The Rock drops hint he’ll run for presidency – here’s why he’d be great
Time to give The People’s Elbow to the political establishment!
With Donald Trump proving that you can successfully run for presidency of the United States without having much of a political background, his surprise win has seen people calling for more celebrity faces to consider throwing their hat into the ring.
So it comes as little surprise to see that another of Hollywood’s biggest names has been entertaining the notion of leading America into a new dawn.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was asked if he would run in the 2020 election.
“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.”
But would The Rock actually make a good president? We came up with five reasons why we reckon he’d be the perfect fit.
He’s popular on both sides of the political divide
The Rock is a long-time registered Republican, but that doesn’t mean he’s alienated himself from Democrat voters. In fact, he’s pretty mild compared to some of the characters you get representing the red half of American politics. And despite his allegiances, he’s even attended Democrat party conferences in the past.
If there’s one man who can smell what’s cooking in both the Republican and Democrat kitchens, it’s Dwayne Johnson.
He’s the living embodiment of the American Dream
Dwayne Johnson came from nothing and through sheer hard work fought his way to the very top of the industry. From humble beginnings growing up in California, New Zealand and Hawaii, Johnson cleared obstacles – including rejection from the Miami Hurricanes and Calgary Stampeders – to make it as a pro wrestler.
Since then, he’s dominated the world of sports entertainment and forged a career as one of the highest-grossing movie actors in the world. Not bad at all.
He’s no stranger to a hectic lifestyle
The life of a professional wrestler is a hard one: upwards of 300 days a year on the road doesn’t leave much time for family and friends. But Dwayne Johnson thrived and, even since his switch to the silver screen, still manages to combine all his filming schedules with the gym, family life and media work.
If anything, it seems The Rock is perhaps a little too qualified for the presidency. You won’t see him wiling away his free time on the golf course!
He can cut a mean promo
If you’re going to be head of state for one of the world’s biggest superpowers, you better get used to addressing an audience; and there are few better than The Rock at that. Those WWE mic skills could really come in handy on the international stage.
Whether he’d be calling Putin a “candy ass”, suggesting ISIS “check into the Smackdown Hotel” or labelling the departing Trump “nothing but a walking sack of monkey crap”, The Rock is never one who’s lost for words.
He’s beaten the only man who can stop Trump
Finally, we come to perhaps the biggest and most salient reason of all. In a country that gleefully voted Trump into power off the back of a tonne of empty rhetoric, there emerged just one man who could stop him: Stone Cold Steve Austin. The only man in history to have ever stunnered a US President.
And, at the third time of trying, whom did The Rock beat at Wrestlemania 19? You guessed it. Those are presidential credentials, right there.