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There's Now an Official Committee to Elect The Rock for President

Run The Rock 2020 wants to get Dwayne Johnson cooking in the Oval Office.
July 11, 2017, 3:18pm
Image by Lia Kantrowitz via Wikimedia and the White House Flickr account.

The first political campaign group committed to the 2020 presidential run of former WWE star and current Jumanji ruiner Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission on Sunday, the Hill reports.

The campaign committee, Run The Rock 2020, isn't officially connected to Johnson himself—it was created by a guy named Kenton Tilford in West Virginia, who could either be a troll or a red-blooded American who believes that the "people's elbow" is the only thing that can get the country back on track. According to HuffPost, Tilford has tweeted his support for The Rock as president before, so who knows?

What we do know is that The Rock is a charming, very large man with more tribal tattoos than an Incubus show, and the closest he's come to holding political office was in an SNL sketch. But that hasn't stopped him from hinting at a presidential bid during the next election cycle.

The "people's champion" recently floated the idea of going political during a May interview with GQ, saying that he'd like to see "better leadership" in the White House. He's also spoken at the Republican National Convention, and joked about a potential run, too. All jokes aside, this newly drafted political campaign committee could be the first real step toward a 2020 campaign—something Johnson's called "a real possibility."

"A year ago [the idea of running] started coming up more and more," Johnson told GQ. "There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful. I didn't want to be flippant—'We'll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!'"

If Tilford actually gets what he wants with Run The Rock 2020, just think of all the terrible close-up reaction shots we'll get of The Rock's raised eyebrow during election debates.