Dwayne Johnson 2020 could be a real thing – an exploratory campaign committee called “Run the Rock 2020” has been officially registered with the Federal Election Committee.
The committee was registered by a West Virginia resident known as Kenton Tilford, and while The Rock has yet to comment about the news, this seems to be a “just in case you need this, it’s there” deal.
“Personally, I feel that if I were President, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it. It's hard to categorize right now how I think he's doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see.”
In the same month, The Rock also appeared on a May episode of Saturday Night Live to announce Tom Hanks would be his running mate for the 2020 campaign.
"It's funny, a lot of people have been telling me lately that I should run for President of the United States," Johnson said.
"It's very flattering, but tonight I want to put this to rest and just say once and for all: I'm in. Starting tonight, I am running for President of the United States."
It was a joke (we think). But Johnson/Hanks would be one heck of an interesting ticket. Especially considering Dwanye Johnson is registered as an Independent.
He spoke at the Republican national convention in 2000 and was also in attendance at the Democrats’ convention the same year – he has always kept his cards close to his chest and refrained from backing one party or the other.
So, to review. The Rock is interested in being President. Kanye West has said he is going to run in 2020/24. There’s a good chance Mark Zuckerberg is planning a Presidential run as well.
Who needs politicians when you can just get celebrities to do the job, right?