It seems that the election of Donald Trump to the office of president has blown the door wide open for just about anyone to run for office and have a legitimate shot at becoming the leader of the free world.A campaign committee has recently filed the necessary paperwork to have former pro-wrestler and action movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson drafted for president.
This is for real.The Hill is reporting, A campaign committee has formally filed to draft actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president.
“Run the Rock 2020,” the name of the official organization, was filed on behalf of Johnson with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday, according to FEC records.
The paperwork was filed by a man named Kenton Tilford under a West Virginia address. Tilford’s connection to Johnson and his motivation for filing the organization is not clear.Johnson has long joked about a White House bid, playing a buff Obama on “Saturday Night Live” and standing in front of podium labeled “The Rock Johnson 2020” on the show in May. But he revealed earlier this year that his run is “a real possibility.”
In an interview with GQ in May, he spoke about how he would take on Trump’s policies, adding that he would like to see better leadership, responsibility and “poise” from the Oval Office.
Back in 2000, Johnson actually gave a speech at the Republican National Convention and also attended the Democratic National Convention. He is a registered Independent.We’ve all been told by someone at some point in our lives that we could be whatever we wanted to be — not at all true, though a nice sentiment in theory — including the president, and if this trend continues, that might actually be the case.
One of the greatest aspects of Trump winning the presidency is that he had zero political experience, thus demonstrating that an outsider with a solid campaign can actually beat the odds, though the road is a rough one.
We’ll have to wait and see if Johnson has any real aspirations for public service or not. Just imagine the possible circus that would unfold with “The Rock” on the ticket![This article was written by Steve Parker]