Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson For POTUS?

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,968
    edited May 16


    Johnson's campaign slogan, "Make America Strong Again"?

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 35,927
    edited May 16
    Oh FFS. NO! Why is celebrities running to lead nations even a topic of conversation now? It's fucking ludicrous! Oprah, Kanye West, Kevin O'Leary, I heard Will Smith's name thrown out, now The Rock...  What is scary to me is that it seems many people think a celebrity running for POTUS is more viable than a person who truly fights for what he believes in for the good of all citizens instead of the good of corporations running for POTUS is. I get the feeling that the majority of Americans would totally bet on The Rock winning over Bernie Sanders, for example. Disturbing.
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  • ZodZod Posts: 4,879
    He could try to deliver the people's elbow or a swift rock bottom to his opposers, but all they'd need is Mr. Socko to combat his executive orders :)
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 35,927
    Well he'd be light years better than Trump anyway....
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,968
    PJ_Soul said:
    Oh FFS. NO! Why is celebrities running to lead nations even a topic of conversation now? It's fucking ludicrous! Oprah, Kanye West, Kevin O'Leary, I heard Will Smith's name thrown out, now The Rock...  What is scary to me is that it seems many people think a celebrity running for POTUS is more viable than a person who truly fights for what he believes in for the good of all citizens instead of the good of corporations running for POTUS is. I get the feeling that the majority of Americans would totally bet on The Rock winning over Bernie Sanders, for example. Disturbing.
    American politics is reflected by American interests- mainly super hero comics, (un)reality TV and violence.  I'm not into any of the above, including American politics.  It's all become a big embarrassing joke.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    PJ_Soul said:
    Oh FFS. NO! Why is celebrities running to lead nations even a topic of conversation now? It's fucking ludicrous! Oprah, Kanye West, Kevin O'Leary, I heard Will Smith's name thrown out, now The Rock...  What is scary to me is that it seems many people think a celebrity running for POTUS is more viable than a person who truly fights for what he believes in for the good of all citizens instead of the good of corporations running for POTUS is. I get the feeling that the majority of Americans would totally bet on The Rock winning over Bernie Sanders, for example. Disturbing.
    I find it very odd as well. However, Arnold did and wasn't he good at it? Passionate about his causes? Reagan was an actor. 

    But I just don't see the Rock being passionate about it. He's passionate about two things: making movies and smiling for the camera. 

    Americans in politics think that as long as they have a big name that everybody already knows, half the battle is won already. And they are right, to be honest. 

    I'm so glad that O'Leary didn't come to fruition. I did NOT want Trump Jr as Canada's PM. 
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,519
    A half-black, half-Samoan who was born in the US, raised in a foreign country and the state of Hawai'i, and carries duel citizenship.  Sounds a bit similar to someone else who held office.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 17,790
    Politics are entwined with Hollywood, no? - press, imagery, narcissism.  I mean, how many times have these ridiculously-overpriced fundraising dinners been held at the homes of actors, producers, directors, etc.?  Presidents on late-night entertainment shows?  It goes on...

    And there are (or were) already many "celebrities" in the system aside from those mentioned.  Al Franken, Fred Johnson, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Fucking Springer.

    I care about a candidate's integrity, character, some level of experience / knowledge, and stances on issues I care about.
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 15,891
    he could not be at all worse than the current guy.

    what a shame that that is the standard now. not as bad as the current guy so we will accept the fact that he wants to run.

    sad.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,519
    he could not be at all worse than the current guy.

    what a shame that that is the standard now. not as bad as the current guy so we will accept the fact that he wants to run.

    sad.
    That IS sad.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,343
    SNL spoofed this with Tom Hanks as VP.


    It's a hopeless situation...
  • yield2meyield2me Posts: 1,229
    If you haven't seen the movie Idiocracy, you should because it is our future. The idea of The Rock being POTUS is a big step in that direction.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,519
    Great.  Our country is one big fucking "reality" show.  Apparently we haven't learned from Reagan and Trump that celebrities don't belong in the god damned White House.
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,245
    One thing for sure, The Rock if he becomes President he won't have to worry about his hair going grey.

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,643
    This is what I worry about. Our country set the bar so low with the current person holding office, it's not out of the realm of possibility that another unqualified dope gets elected and further accelerates our fall from grace.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 35,927
    This is what I worry about. Our country set the bar so low with the current person holding office, it's not out of the realm of possibility that another unqualified dope gets elected and further accelerates our fall from grace.
    That bar is so low now, we also shouldn't be surprised if the night manager at some suburban gas station becomes president.
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,343
    It is officially going to turn in to a reality show. Trump will resign to bring the country the celebrity "President".

    This is what we deserve after 20 years of non-stop reality TV (Survivor, Big Brother, Kardashians, Nick & Jessica, etc.) and 10 years before that with shit news (A Current Affair, Inside Edition, Hard Copy, etc.) and daytime talk show craziness (Jerry Springer, Geraldo, Jenny Jones, etc.). Stupid fucking people just eat it up and don't consider the effect it has. If a fucktard like Trump can get elected than so could any of the people from the shows I just listed.

    Sorry for my crass language, but c'mon USA, get it together!
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 35,927
    edited July 11
    Hey, Survivor is solid TV - it's the only real reality show in existence. None of that is staged or faked .... Sooooo..... Jeff Probst for POTUS!! :murica: ;)
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 10,461
    to be clear, the Rock didn't necessarily file for the 2020 campaign. some other dude whose ties to him are unclear did. 

    The paperwork was filed on behalf of the actor by a West Virginian man named Kenton Tilford, according to The Hill, whose ties to Johnson are unclear at present.
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  • Some Americans are right.  They have become what they love. Reality TV.  The rock has a serious chance right now and President Trump would not even insult him.  "The Rock is a great guy, a tremendous guy and I would be honoured to turn my Presidency over to this man" he would say.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 35,927
    to be clear, the Rock didn't necessarily file for the 2020 campaign. some other dude whose ties to him are unclear did. 

    The paperwork was filed on behalf of the actor by a West Virginian man named Kenton Tilford, according to The Hill, whose ties to Johnson are unclear at present.
    Yes, I noticed that, and I have been waiting for a statement from The Rock (Jesus... a potential nominee for POTUS is called The Rock. So ridiculous). I wonder why he isn't clarifying anything? Strange.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,748
    PJ_Soul said:
    to be clear, the Rock didn't necessarily file for the 2020 campaign. some other dude whose ties to him are unclear did. 

    The paperwork was filed on behalf of the actor by a West Virginian man named Kenton Tilford, according to The Hill, whose ties to Johnson are unclear at present.
    Yes, I noticed that, and I have been waiting for a statement from The Rock (Jesus... a potential nominee for POTUS is called The Rock. So ridiculous). I wonder why he isn't clarifying anything? Strange.
    Is it any worse than The Donald?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 35,927
    PJ_Soul said:
    to be clear, the Rock didn't necessarily file for the 2020 campaign. some other dude whose ties to him are unclear did. 

    The paperwork was filed on behalf of the actor by a West Virginian man named Kenton Tilford, according to The Hill, whose ties to Johnson are unclear at present.
    Yes, I noticed that, and I have been waiting for a statement from The Rock (Jesus... a potential nominee for POTUS is called The Rock. So ridiculous). I wonder why he isn't clarifying anything? Strange.
    Is it any worse than The Donald?
    It is WAY better than Trump, The Donald, whatever you call him. A semi-reasonable person named Shit Burger Bunghole would be better than anything about Trump. Still, I'd really rather not use Trump as any kind of measuring stick, lol. ;)
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  • Hell, I might run for President in 2020. Already have a campaign slogan:



    Trump did it and so can you.  
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