Over the past few years, we have realized that the President of the United States of America does not have to be someone who was engulfed in politics their entire lives. Still, someone with a strong influence and savvy business mind is capable of running.
When it comes to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, almost everyone around the globe knows of the former WWE Champion turned actor. Dwayne has a way of adapting himself to fit many roles, such as the action-packed Universal franchise Fast & Furious, where Johnson plays Agent Hobbs, to the Disney musical sensation Moana where Johnson plays a singing demigod.
The love for Johnson has become so large that the American people are urging the actor to run for President. After a poll suggested that 46 percent of Americans, Dwayne took to Instagram to say, “I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack-wearing guy joining their club—but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people.”
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” he said. “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.”
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Johnson spoke out on the idea of running for President but also admitted that he fears he does not have enough political knowledge for the job. Dwayne stated that he has actually done “a small amount of research and analysis to see where this comes from and to see what it could look like in the future,” and that “indicators are all very positive—in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.”
The actor told Vanity Fair that the idea is not yet ruled out but reminded them that, “You know, at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I don’t know the first thing about policy. I care deeply about our country. I care about every… American who bleeds red, and that’s all of them. And—there’s no delusion here—I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate. That’s where I am today.”
It seems that Johnson has the enthusiasm to run and clearly support from the American people; however, it is clear Johnson would want to only run for the role if he was able to better educate himself on American policy so that he could effectively help his country, and not just be a popular figurehead with no actual substance.
Would you want to see Dwayne Johnson run for President of the United States?