Looks Like The Rock Isn't Running for President After All!

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has plenty of experience doing a number of things. Acting. Making America care about the Fast and Furious franchise. Doing stunts (I’m assuming). Exuding self-confidence.

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But there’s a number of things that Johnson does not have the level of experience to do that he perhaps has considered, including but not limited to running for president. Johnson was considering it though—and after weighing this important matter, he’s decided to withdraw his hat from the ring. Good for him!

“Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020,” he told the press on Tuesday, at the premiere for his movie Skyscraper. “It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not possible in 2020.”

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Can’t you see the man is needed in the studio!?? Making movies that will certainly go down in history. Movies that will make us feel things. Movies that aren’t in the Fast and Furious universe, but kind of seem like they could be.

“I have so much respect for the position,” Johnson added. And I, too, have so much respect for him, knowing how to stay in his lane. “It’s something that I seriously considered. What I need is time to go out and learn.”

Er, I’m sorry? Johnson has previously said if he were going to run for President, he would realistically be looking at the 2024 ballot. So that’s... different from saying he would never run, but better, I guess, than confirming he’s running in 2020. Hopefully by 2024, we will all be underwater and none of this will matter, anyway. Until then... we’ve bought ourselves some time!

Senior Writer, Jezebel

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justkazari
All Hail the Glow Cloud (aka kazari)

I enjoy The Rock in his movies; he can take a C- movie and make it a B- movie from sheer charisma. But I don’t want to learn about who he is as a person and what his political views are, because I may start disliking him. Can’t we just have something good and leave it at that?

Also, California HAD a Republican actor-celebrity-turned-politician, and that went SWIMMINGLY, I tell ya. Let’s not repeat it, please. (Related, what do Minnesotans think of Jesse Ventura’s tenure as gov?)