Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Teases Potential POTUS Run

Josh Luckenbaugh | June 23, 2016
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Having just portrayed a CIA agent in his new film Central Intelligence, actor and former profession wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to Instagram on Wednesday, saying he might be interested in running for president someday.

Responding to an opinion piece in The Washington Post that argued the "Fast and Furious" star could actually win the White House, Johnson confirmed he could see himself taking such a career turn:

"Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win," Johnson posted on his Instagram Wednesday. "Writer Alyssa Rosenberg did some pretty good research into my background (slave descendants fighting for their freedom, Revolutionary War etc). [...] More and more pieces like this are popping up due to the Presidential election and they're cool/fun to read... I care DEEPLY about our country... and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring."

The 44-year old actor did not give a timetable for his switch to politics, saying that "until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country." 

A registered Republican, Johnson has expressed interest in public office before, telling GQ on June 1, "I haven't ruled politics out...I can't deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring."

In fact, the wrestler made a notable appearance at the 2000 Republican convention, drawing a palpable buzz from the crowd (one attendee holding up a "Rock for Prez" sign) as he encouraged voter registration: 

While The Rock would have to take significant strides to prove his fluence in political matters, he would undoubtedly have plenty of support around the country, if he does indeed decide to run someday for America's highest office.