The news is out: actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might one day consider a presidential run. In fact, he’s been quite vocal about remaining open to it!
The Rock For President
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, former WWE star Dwayne Johnson, still better remembered as “The Rock,” has now become one of the best-paid actors in all of Hollywood. However, it seems the star thinks that he has yet to reach the heights of his potential. So, Johnson says that he would consider running for president in the future. That’s right!
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” The Rock revealed to USA Today last week. “Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people… So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.”
Dwayne Johnson Considering Is Nothing New
To those who don’t follow Johnson closely, this might seem like a massive surprise. However, fans that follow the Rock have known about the actor’s political intentions for years. Of course, most notably, he’s currently promoting a show called Young Rock. It covers not only his past, but also a potential future where he runs for president in 2032. But true fans will remember that Johnson first talked about running for president in 2017.
The Rock even toyed with the idea of running in 2020, but stopped himself. He then came out and endorsed president Biden. But, despite choosing Biden, Johnson doesn’t hide that he’s more of a centrist – he’s voted for both the Democrats and the Republicans in his life. The star also enjoys rubbing shoulders with some of Washington’s most prominent names…
After The Presidential Bid…
In addition to campaigning for Biden and Harris, Johnson also has close contact with US Senator Elizabeth Warren. Apparently, the Senator is a fan of The Rock’s show Ballers, and she might even appear in season two of Young Rock. “If we’re lucky enough to come back for a second round (of episodes), then maybe she will then,” he said. “I can see that happening. It all depends on how far we go with it. But I am friends with Senator Warren, President Biden as well, and Vice President Kamala Harris, and so I wouldn’t rule it out.”
So what would a the Rock presidency look like? Well, that remains to be seen. However, Johnson says he’ll pave the way by listening, which seems like a pretty good start. “Even if we disagree, we’ve got to figure it out. Because otherwise I feel, as an American, all I hear and all I see in the example you’re setting is ‘Now I’m shutting you out,'” he explained. “[Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president — I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it.”