From the People's Elbow to the People's Leader: The Rock confirms potential 2024 Presidential run
And so it begins.
A few months back, a campaign committee formally filed ‘Run the Rock 2020’ with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday to draft the actor and former WWE star for president.
Following that, bookies he was snuggled nice and tight between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at 16/1, after his odds had been slashed a significant amount since May when the former WWE Champion was a 66/1 outsider.
When Variety asked about his presidential prospects, he basically said the gears were already in motion on his side, too, stating that he would "100% consider" running for office:
"[I] knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it. That’s where I’m at right now — I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can. I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times — which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing — so that’s where I’m at."
However, he would have to skip out on the 2020 election, primarily because he's already signed himself up for too many movies over the next few years.
"Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024."
Which is fair, considering that he is releasing Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and his confirmed CV for the next few years include but is not limited to:
Skyscraper, Rampage (insane trailer here), Fighting With My Family, Black Adam, Doc Savage, the remake of Big Trouble In Little China, Jungle Cruise, San Andreas 2, Suicide Squad 2, Journey 3 and something called The Janson Directive.
As for who his running mate might be, The Rock had thoughts on that, too:
"Two necessities off the top of my mind are that I’d want my VP to be a tremendous leader and a high-quality human being. Whether that’s from Hollywood, Washington, the medical field, Wall Street or education."
However, he may have already left a major clue when he hosted SNL earlier this year...
Clip via Saturday Night Live