Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has officially been filed for a 2020 Presidential Campaign with The Election Commission.
In what would have felt like a bizarre dairy dream just a few years ago, the WWE champion turned movie action hero could be taking on reality star/sitting president Donald Trump to become the leader of the free world.
According to records, the official paperwork has been filed on behalf of the Get Smart star by a man from West Virginia called Kenton Tilford.
The connection between the two men is, as of yet, unknown.
Top 3 contenders for 2020:
1) The Rock
2) Mark Zuckerberg
3) Milkshake Duck
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 10, 2017
We have seen charismatic Dwayne take on everything from earthquakes to mummy-hunting archaeologists in his films.
He has even shown comedic talent, playing Obama in a Saturday Night Live skit before a podium labelled ‘The Rock Johnson 2020’.
However, now that the joke is fast becoming a reality, what sort of President would he be? Is the American public tiring of celebrities trying their hand at politics?
Rumours have been circulating for quite some time. Back in June 2016, Alyssa Rosenberg from The Washington Post wrote an opinion piece which suggested that Dwayne could be a viable candidate.
Here, Alyssa stressed how The Rock’s national and global popularity could prove to be an important factor when gathering support.
Alyssa also discussed The Rock’s clean, non-controversial political record:
If he doesn’t have policy or issue bona fides, Johnson’s relative silence on substance also means he doesn’t have a record that can be used to tar him as some sort of flip-flopper.
And he could also make a series of carefully selected charitable and political donations designed to start building a record of positions.
It’s easier to teach talking points than charisma, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) experienced earlier this year.