In a political climate where many are still reeling from the shock of seeing a candidate with almost no political background to speak of get elected to the highest office in America, rumblings of a presidential run from The Rock have drawn a certain amount of skepticism. He is one of the hardest working men in show business and if recent reports are any indication, he is aiming to take on one of the toughest jobs in all of the land.
The Rock’s recent interviews have allowed his political aspirations to be placed on full display and while this may seem like a silly idea to some, it is also easy to remember that the same things were said about his nascent film career. Now that he has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, the early derision from his naysayers has been essentially forgotten for good.
What started off as an idea that was thrown around by various fans of his work has now turned into a true groundswell. Since we live in a country that was willing to elect Donald Trump to the office of president, what’s to stop someone like The Rock from potentially tossing his hat into the ring? These rumors and innuendo have since come to fruition, as paperwork has been filed that may allow this dream to come true.
According to the Federal Election Commission, an organization that is known as “Run The Rock 2020” has been establishment and they have filed paperwork that signals a potential political move for the superstar actor. It is unclear if this filing is a definite sign of a presidential run and the motivations behind it are currently unable to be deciphered.
If this is the genesis of a true political campaign, we have yet to hear it from the man himself. While he has made several jokes about a bid for the presidency, these remarks have belied his true level of interest. He cares deeply about the present and future of our great nation and displays sincerity when questioned on the topic.
From the looks of it, The Rock is not exactly being bashful about his willingness to potentially run for president. There is certainly a very long way to go before any final decision is made and it will be interesting to see what he chooses to do. Until an official announcement is made, we will be forced to play the waiting game.