Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Still Hasn’t Completely Ruled Out Running For President In 2020
While meeting with fans at LA Comic-Con to talk about his upcoming film Jumanji over the weekend, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was asked, once again, what his thoughts were on potentially running for President of the United States.
Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country.”
Since then, Johnson tells me, he’s given the question more thought. “A year ago,” he says, “it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant—‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”
So, after all that consideration, Johnson doesn’t hesitate when I ask him whether he honestly might one day give up his life as the highest-paid movie star on earth—which is unquestionably easier, more fun, and more lucrative than being president of the United States—in order to run for office. “I think that it’s a real possibility,” he says solemnly.
A couple of months later, a man named Kenton Tilford in West Virginia filed with the Federal Election Commission to create a committee called “Run the Rock 2020.”
So, when an audience member at LA Comic-Con asked Johnson if he was, in fact, going to run for President, he didn’t shoot the idea down.
“I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” said the most electrifying man in America.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of The Rock’s 2020 campaign rallies…
Okay, that was really just the crowd at Comic-Con, but do you really think it would be any different if that were one of his campaign rallies?
Didn’t think so.