Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson For POTUS?

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The Rock Thinks 'It's a Real Possibility' He Runs for President in GQ Exclusive
MIKE CHIARI
MAY 10, 2017

When asked about the idea of running for president of the United States in the future, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson left the door open in an interview published Wednesday.

According to Caity Weaver of GQ, The Rock said, "I think that it's a real possibility," with regard to an attempt to become commander in chief.

The question stemmed from a November article by Vanity Fair's Paul Chi in which Johnson said, "I wouldn't rule it out," when asked about a presidential run.


In the GQ article, The Rock revealed that he has given the question added thought since his initial answer last year: "A year ago 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."


Weaver also got Johnson's thoughts on the job President Donald Trump has done thus far, as well as the approach he would take if he was in office: "I'd like to see a better leadership. I'd like to see a greater leadership. When there's a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you're in a disagreement with—for example, the media—I feel like it informs me that I could be better. We all have issues, and we all gotta work our s--t out. And I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out. I miss that part. 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. And you can't come.' [Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president—I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. If there's a large number of people disagreeing, there might be something I'm not seeing, so let me see it. Let me understand it."


If Johnson does decide to run for president, he already has one potential endorsement at his disposal in the form of NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, per Weaver: "If [becoming the president] is something he focused on, he probably would accomplish it. I think there's nothing that he couldn't do."

While a run for president from The Rock may have once seemed inconceivable, Trump's elevation to the highest office in the land has potentially made it far more possible for those with no political experience to reach that level.


The Rock is one of the highest-grossing movie stars in the world, and he is regarded as one of the most charismatic figures in existence as well, stemming from his time as a WWE Superstar. In addition, his winning the presidency wouldn't be unprecedented, as Ronald Reagan was an actor prior to taking the office.

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  • dignindignin Posts: 4,925
    No. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    dignin said:
    No. 
    LMAO. it would be even more surreal and b-movie-like than a reality show ass for president. 
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 2,622
    Can we stop pretending like actors, musicians, businessmen, athletes, etc., would make good politicians?

    You know what makes a good politician?  Someone who has dedicated their life and career to public service.  
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 389
    That would be just giving up; Yes, Trump is so bad that a right-wing actor would be better but geez.  

    We have to prevent "unqualified" from remaining the new "qualified."  So even other left-wing celebs (Oprah, Zuckerberg, etc.) are a terrible idea.  
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 7,746
    CM189191 said:
    Can we stop pretending like actors, musicians, businessmen, athletes, etc., would make good politicians?

    You know what makes a good politician?  Someone who has dedicated their life and career to public service.  
    Or a community organizer.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 7,746
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2708877-the-rock-thinks-its-a-real-possibility-he-runs-for-president-in-gq-exclusive?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
    The Rock Thinks 'It's a Real Possibility' He Runs for President in GQ Exclusive
    MIKE CHIARI
    MAY 10, 2017

    When asked about the idea of running for president of the United States in the future, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson left the door open in an interview published Wednesday.

    According to Caity Weaver of GQ, The Rock said, "I think that it's a real possibility," with regard to an attempt to become commander in chief.

    The question stemmed from a November article by Vanity Fair's Paul Chi in which Johnson said, "I wouldn't rule it out," when asked about a presidential run.


    In the GQ article, The Rock revealed that he has given the question added thought since his initial answer last year: "A year ago 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."


    Weaver also got Johnson's thoughts on the job President Donald Trump has done thus far, as well as the approach he would take if he was in office: "I'd like to see a better leadership. I'd like to see a greater leadership. When there's a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you're in a disagreement with—for example, the media—I feel like it informs me that I could be better. We all have issues, and we all gotta work our s--t out. And I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out. I miss that part. 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. And you can't come.' [Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president—I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me. If there's a large number of people disagreeing, there might be something I'm not seeing, so let me see it. Let me understand it."


    If Johnson does decide to run for president, he already has one potential endorsement at his disposal in the form of NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, per Weaver: "If [becoming the president] is something he focused on, he probably would accomplish it. I think there's nothing that he couldn't do."

    While a run for president from The Rock may have once seemed inconceivable, Trump's elevation to the highest office in the land has potentially made it far more possible for those with no political experience to reach that level.


    The Rock is one of the highest-grossing movie stars in the world, and he is regarded as one of the most charismatic figures in existence as well, stemming from his time as a WWE Superstar. In addition, his winning the presidency wouldn't be unprecedented, as Ronald Reagan was an actor prior to taking the office.

    Reagan was also governor of California.
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 2,622
    CM189191 said:
    Can we stop pretending like actors, musicians, businessmen, athletes, etc., would make good politicians?

    You know what makes a good politician?  Someone who has dedicated their life and career to public service.  
    Or a community organizer.
    Funny, you left out attorney, professor and Senator
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,776
    Previous public service, longass terms, well paid throughout and after.

    Sure, some are in it with the best of intentions.  Yet, over time, many are bought, willingly and willfully.

    (sad - ironic? - so many are cheap)

    As to Mr. Johnson, I've seen in him compassion, intelligence, humor, integrity, among other fine qualities.

    These days, nothing is too fucked up in politics anymore.  So have at it, Dwayne.


  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    CM189191 said:
    Can we stop pretending like actors, musicians, businessmen, athletes, etc., would make good politicians?

    You know what makes a good politician?  Someone who has dedicated their life and career to public service.  
    who is pretending? just presenting the interview by the Rock. I think it would be an absolute joke, personally. 

    I remember when Hulk Hogan put himself in the race for president a long time ago, but it was just a publicity stunt. Thank GOD. 
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  • ponytdponytd NashvillePosts: 464
    Can you smmmmeeellllllllllllllllllllll what the POTUS is cooking!?!
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    Stone Cold Steve Austin for Secretary of Defense. 
    The Genius for Secretary of Education
    Vince McMahon for Attorney General
    HHH for Deputy Attorney General
    Jim Ross for Press Secretary (OH MY GOD! OH MY DEAR GOD! LOOK WHAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE NOW! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!)
    Stephanie McMahon for real POTUS/Steve Bannon

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,355
    The People's Champ would win in a landslide.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,328
    Honestly, if any big name celebrity ran, they would have a high probability of being elected because of name recognition. They'd also have huge donations and funding for them. Anybody doubt that a George Clooney, Brad Pitt or Leo DiCaprio couldn't get elected if they really wanted? The opposite group that voted Trump would likely pick those candidates in a heartbeat because of their philanthropic work and charitable causes.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,776
    Plus, Clooney, Pitt and DiC are sooo dreamy :how_interesting:
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 8,806
    I think it will be Cuban vs Trump.  Probably decided in a celebrity boxing match
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,571
    Is there anybody who actually thinks that he wouldn't be better than Trump?  
    He seems to have control of both his emotions and his mouth, if it comes down to The Rock vs The Cheeto...well obviously I'm voting rock.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    that would be insane if it came down to Rock v Trump FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. that would be absolutely ridiculous. 
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,910
    POTUS - the only job 60 million Americans want someone with no experience whatsoever to do the job. It was idiotic this past November and God willing we don't make that mistake again.
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 11,312
    MayDay10 said:
    I think it will be Cuban vs Trump.  Probably decided in a celebrity boxing match
    Trump boxing.

    LOL

    That would be hilarious. I'm pretty sure his little, orange wrist would bend flinging his first punch that experienced contact.
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  • dignindignin Posts: 4,925
    hedonist said:
    Plus, Clooney, Pitt and DiC are sooo dreamy :how_interesting:

  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,355
    Clooney has a chance as he is well spoken and seems smart.  Married the right women for a career in politics.  

    Pitt, I don't see him as an extremely smart man to make it in politics.  To much Bradjolinia in his resume.

    Leo ... good 'ol Leo ... this is a man that is too busy preaching saving the environment and eco-friendly products ... before boarding his private jet in LA to fly to Malta to bang super models for a weekend jaunt that probably cost 50 acres of rain forest carbon credits... absolutely no time for political aspirations, the man has priorities 
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 25,946
    Stone Cold Steve Austin for Secretary of Defense. 
    The Genius for Secretary of Education
    Vince McMahon for Attorney General
    HHH for Deputy Attorney General
    Jim Ross for Press Secretary (OH MY GOD! OH MY DEAR GOD! LOOK WHAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DONE NOW! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!)
    Stephanie McMahon for real POTUS/Steve Bannon

    presidential seal to be altered to the eagle being smacked over the head with a steel chair by Cactus Jack
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,776
    Jason P said:
    Clooney has a chance as he is well spoken and seems smart.  Married the right women for a career in politics.  

    Pitt, I don't see him as an extremely smart man to make it in politics.  To much Bradjolinia in his resume.

    Leo ... good 'ol Leo ... this is a man that is too busy preaching saving the environment and eco-friendly products ... before boarding his private jet in LA to fly to Malta to bang super models for a weekend jaunt that probably cost 50 acres of rain forest carbon credits... absolutely no time for political aspirations, the man has priorities 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,947
    Do I want a president that can save us when a ship goes belly up and whaps the friggin' Golden Gate Bridge as it goes slinky on us? 
    Hell yeah!
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  • erocshiftyerocshifty Posts: 923
    I mean, the Republicans' have elected a movie star and a Reality TV star, so why not? We could actually be closer to the Idiocracy theme with an actual wrestler in Office.. I mean, qualifications don't matter to a lot of 'Muricans, only confidence when speaking. The Rock sure knows how to talk..
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,355
    My guess is that The Rock leans to the right so it may be a while
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    why would you guess that?
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,571
    He wouldn't stand a chance in the GOP primary.
    He's just a Hollywood liberal to the Trump base, no matter what he says.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,510

    rgambs said:
    He wouldn't stand a chance in the GOP primary.
    He's just a Hollywood liberal to the Trump base, no matter what he says.
    Trump probably hired him to campaign as a distraction tactic.  Linda McMahon is on Trump's cabinet, after all.
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