Let the words “President Rock” roll around on your tongue a few times. Because it could happen.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently sat down for an interview with GQ in which he hinted he’s strongly considering a run for President.
“A year ago,” he says, “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—‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”
So, after all that consideration, Johnson doesn’t hesitate when I ask him whether he honestly might one day give up his life as the highest-paid movie star on earth—which is unquestionably easier, more fun, and more lucrative than being president of the United States—in order to run for office. “I think that it’s a real possibility,” he says solemnly.
Johnson then shares the qualities he thinks are important in a Commander-in-chief. “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,” he explains. “The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it.”
Of course, the idea that just anyone with a large enough fan base can hold the highest office in the land, is ridiculous at best and downright dangerous at worst (as we are currently seeing).
As one Jezebel commenter pointed out
That this complicated, stressful, important job is appropriate for anyone who doesn’t have years of political experience AND intricate knowledge of the law and how our government works is ludicrous. This is what the dumbing down of America has wrought. Cocky, rich, well-known men thinking they are qualified to be president.