At this point in American history, it’s not entirely uncommon for Hollywood celebrities to journey on to the political landscape. Some of the most famous figures entering public office include Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Al Franken.
Ronald Reagan took on the role as the president of the United States, Al Franken – a senator, and Arnold was the governor of California. Most recently, to many Americans’ chagrin, Donald Trump – the NBC reality star from The Apprentice – made it as the head of the executive branch.
In an interview with GQ Magazine, Dwayne Johnson hinted at the possibility of running for the president of the United States of America.
At the time of its publication, nobody believed he would campaign, just like Donald Trump. Dwayne spoke with InStyle Magazine and said he would “consider a run.”
Workhorse movin. Solid leg training prior my flight to France. Good to break thru some personal barriers seeing improvements. Over my career I’ve had 5 knee surgeries, Achilles rupture, emergency triple hernia surgery and tore my quad and adductor off my pelvis. Fun stuff. It’s why my leg training is always my most important. And I’m 💯 positive just one of my legs is 3xs bigger than @kevinhart4real. #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #BloodSweatRespect #ProjectRock
However, is a Hollywood celebrity – someone with zero political experience – the best option for the head of the Western world?
While many people have successfully made the transition into American politics, it seems as though running for President is becoming a joke instead of a legitimate task for a person to take on.
Additionally, The Rock seemingly had a slogan ready for his hypothetical campaign, “More poise, less noise.” Either way, it’s a possibility that working-class American’s are more disenfranchised with the political system now more than ever.
Many citizens of the USA distrust the media and politicians. More importantly, the issue of the American political landscape is probably a lack of accountability for the transgressions of political actors, rather than because of their individual platforms.