So I guess Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had rumors circulating that he may run for president. And the former WWE Champ decided to address those in a recent appearance with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, stating that “A lot of people want to see a different leader—I’m sorry, a better leader.”
He even ranted on about his first campaign slogan, saying the country needs, “More poise, less noise.” So, Johnson 2020?
As Written By Dennis Perkins for AV Club:
Sure, Dwayne Johnson was on The Tonight Show last night to promote the upcoming and deeply necessary Baywatch movie, but everyone in attendance knew why he’d really come to hang out with giggle-buddy Jimmy Fallon. In a recent GQ profile, the former The Rock was asked if he’d ever be interested in running for president. The ever-diplomatic (see?) Johnson issued what Washington insiders call a non-denial denial, sparking a grassroots groundswell of support for his hypothetical candidacy that saw the master of the People’s Elbow easily outpolling Donald Trump in an equally hypothetical Trump-Johnson 2020 showdown. And not just internet polls, but, as Johnson reported smilingly, those “on real news channels.”
Crazy? Perhaps. But let’s look at the tale of the tape. As Fallon pointed out, Johnson’s latest movie, Fate Of The Furious, has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide, while rumors continue to swirl that supposed billionaire Trump is worth a lot less than he claims. (It might be all the bankruptcies. Or the fact that he’s super not into releasing his taxes. Or the constant lying.) Point: Johnson. And, to those who’d point to Johnson’s long and storied career in the professional wrestling industry as proof of his unsuitability for the highest office in the land, one need only note that Trump—thanks to his appearances at not one, but two Wrestlemanias—is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He even shaved WWE head Vince McMahon’s actual head. Johnson, while he will certainly be welcomed into those hallowed halls whenever he tells McMahon he wants in, is not yet a member. Credibility point: Johnson. And, to the people who……..
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