Would You “Rock” The Vote For Dwayne Johnson For President?
Dwayne Johnson is thinking about running for President. Remember the last time we had an actor in the White House?
It was 1980. Former California Governor Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th President of the United States. Before going into politics, and holding public office, Reagan had a career in the '40's and '50's as an actor. A lot of Americans pointed out that one of his co-stars was a chimp in Bedtime For Bonzo. He was also George Gipp, "The Gipper" in one of the classics, 1940's Knute Rockne, All American, a bio-pic about the Notre Dame football coach.
Reagan was President from '80 through '89. On his inauguration day, 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days, from November 4th, 1979 were released.
What did Reagan's 1980 look like?
The average income that year was $19,500.00.
A new care cost 7,200.00. A Pontiac Firebird, like The Bandit from the movies cost $5,992.00. A gallon of gas was $1.19.
It was the year Mt. St. Helens erupted in Washington. It was also the year of the Miracle on Ice, as the US Olympic Hockey team beat the Russian Hockey team. Post-It Notes were invented. We lost John Lennon. Jessica Simpson and Macaulay Culkin were born. Pac-Man and CNN made their debut. In the first Prime Time cliffhanger, Americans were riveted over the summer to find out the answer to "Who Shot JR?" on Dallas. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman starred in Nine to Five; Sissy Spacek was Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter. DeNiro's Raging Bull; The Empire Strikes Back and Superman II rounded out the top five movies that year.
I have no idea what qualifies Dwayne Johnson for President. But every kid born in America grows up knowing that he or she could become the next Commander-in-Chief. That's what Mom tells us growing up! "Eat your vegetables, one day you'll become President!" I'm not sure what carrots and peas have to do with leading the free world, unless there's some secret to clear (Wait. For. It.) vision.
He's sharing some strong opinions with GQ about leadership and policies. One strength he believes he has right now is that he has a voice and his voice has weight. He believes that he can be a motivator and get people to do things.
Do you think he can motivate you, get you to vote for him if he decides to run?
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