The Rock: ‘The People’s President has a really nice ring to that’

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Oh boy. I had hoped Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was just having fun with the notion that he might be our president one day, but I am starting to fear that’s not the case. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll entertain anyone as president, but only after I have seen their proven track record on a municipal and state level first. I think Dwayne is a sweet guy and since his choice of self-promotion is to publicly do things for others, I can’t even hate on his humble-bragging. But given his current lack of experience he really needs to change the conversation on whether he should be president. Dwayne first put the thought out there last November. Since then, he’s done everything to suggest he’s considering this. This past weekend, he hit up the LA Comic Con and, while promoting Jumanji, passed up another opportunity to say “No” when a fan asked if he was running.

Almost a year later, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson still hasn’t ruled out running for president.

During a panel at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con on Saturday, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star shared one more thing that appealed to him about making a 2020 bid for the White House after an audience member asked if he was going to run.

“I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” said the action star, who told Vanity Fair last year November that running was a possibility because “it would be a great opportunity to help people.”

[From Entertainment Weekly]

There are so many other opportunities to help people. Heck, if he’s calling LA home, how about getting his feet wet on the city council? And OMG, if he wants a taste of a political quagmire, how about the LA School Board? That would prove ample opportunity to help folks. I mean granted, it looks like there might be an opening in the White House to fill but since that discussion has gained gravitas, maybe the consideration of who should replace #45 should as well. If Dwayne is being cute, he needs to stop – this isn’t a joke.

So, what is it that Dwayne finds attractive about the presidency? I know he won’t like the pay cut. He’ll have to put his beloved truck in storage for at least four years. Not to mention he’s miss out on at least a dozen remakes that would be produced in the time he was in office so is it a title he wants? Hell, I’ll give him a title. How about Reboot King – that’s event loftier than President. Or, Bicep Baron? Air Guitar God? Seriously, I’m happy to help him get any designation he wants, provided he pledges to use his celebrity to back a candidate and not become one.

In sweet news (because there is always a sweet Rock story somewhere) Dwayne had some very kind words to say about Stan Lee at the LA Comic Con:

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  1. Island_girl says:

    Nope. Nope. Nope. I think Dwayne is lovely but I do not want him as my president. Nope.

    • courtney says:

      i am so F-ing sick of hearing him talk about this. have we learned NOTHING about the dangers of having someone so deeply unqualified and untested as the leader of the free world? if he wants to help people, he has a million opportunities and resources to do so. that is a cop out reason. we need to get our shit together as a nation, this celebrity climate is beneath us and we need TRUE leadership. its not an entry level job for fucks sake

      • MousyB says:

        Exactly. This is not a joke or reality show!!! Obviously he would do a better job than Drumpf but that doesnt mean it would be a good job – the bar is set so low!!

      • Megan says:

        If you are fielding questions about a presidential run at a comic con, you aren’t qualified for the job.

      • Adele Dazeem says:

        This comment thread is the WORD. Seriously, go away celebrity wanna be politicians!!

    • Casey. _ says:

      After Donald Trump, I fear no one, not even a ‘pet rock’ from the 70s, running for President. I’ll take anyone and anything over King Cheeto.

      My preference is Gavin Newsome, or Liz Warren.

      But we can’t always get what we want.

      I’ll just take sanity and NOT a sociopathic misogynistic racist if I can’t have my preference.

  2. Nicole says:


  3. QueenB says:

    Yeah if Trump has taught us anything it is that the world needs more show business in politics.

  4. Enough Already says:

    A year ago this might have been a cute story but these are our rights and our protections being eroded away by people who have no stake in tne outcome beyond personal gain. I don’t want to think Johnson fits this bill but as a woc in Trump’s America I don’t have time for this shit. Shut up.

  5. Neelyo says:

    I’ve never liked him.

  6. KiddVicious says:

    Nooooo! I love me some Rock, but we need someone who actually knows politics. Who was it here who said being President isn’t an entry level job? The Rock needs to learn that.

  7. HK9 says:

    You know what-you can help people without being President. In fact you can start helping people right now without having to campaign or being voted in, and maybe if people did more of that we’d be in a better place right now.

    Being President requires and education, skills and experience that he doesn’t have and is not planning to get. I love you Dwayne but be smart enough to leave it alone. Stick to what you’re good at because we all know negotion in the Middle East isn’t one of them.

  8. Sara says:

    Today’s politics are our entertainment. Let’s face it. That’s why entertainers want a piece of it.

  9. Reef says:

    America is gonna make the Rock President in 2028 because we don’t love ourselves.

  10. I, Pet Goat, 2 says:


  11. HoustonGrl says:

    UGH, the presidency is a JOB, not a character you audition for.

  12. Betsy says:


    Bring back the eggheads. Bring back the experts. Draft the geniuses. Hire all the professionals. You are great at your job, Dwayne, but you are not big enough to be the president. Enough. Brawndo doesn’t grow plants.

    • AMA1977 says:

      So much love for this whole comment thread, but this killed me. “Idiocracy” was on cable the other night and my husband asked if I wanted to watch it. I told him no, I’m living it every day. Except I would trade 45 for President Camacho in a nanosecond, truth be known, because he at least listened to reason after a while. The President needs to be formally educated and a career politician. Full stop. End of story.

  13. Mismom says:

    This would be a total DISASTER!

    How about running for something on a local/state level of government first and getting some experience?

    It’s because it’s not about SERVICE anymore. It’s all about fame, power and money. It’s a game.

  14. Ann says:

    Good grief. No, Dwayne. No. I wish someone who could actually be a candidate would start rousing people up. Gavin Newsom where you at man? Start stroking the dems now. We need some hope!

  15. Anniefannie says:

    This is the dangerous legacy that Trump is leaving in his wake ” If THAT guy can be President?!” The respect, decorum, gravitas for the office has eroded. Please, please some Obama like savior step out of the shadows and restore sanity!

  16. Pandy says:

    No, it doesn’t DWAYNE. Stick to action films. THAT’S your lane.