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Washington Post Reporter Endorses Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for President
SLAY News ^ | November 16, 2023 - 10:21 am | Frank Bergman

Posted on 11/16/2023 11:38:48 AM PST by Red Badger

A Washington Post reporter has published an article declaring his endorsement for Hollywood actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president in 2024.

Washington Post deputy opinion editor David Von Drehle argues in a new column that Johnson is the best nominee for president.

“For four years, I have been saying to anyone who will listen — not many people, I must admit — that America has a sure and happy pathway out of the doom loop of Biden vs. Trump, Trump vs. Biden, seemingly for the rest of eternity,” Von Drehle writes.

“Johnson is that pathway.

“A man bigger than the Super Bowl is exactly what we need to break the cycle of despair.”

However, Von Drehle insists that he’s serious about his presidential pick.

“Many people I’ve tried this on think I am joking, because Dwayne Johnson is a movie star, among other things — and movie stars can’t be elected. Except by perhaps the largest electoral college margin since George Washington. (Looking at you, Ronald Reagan, who in 1984 won all the states but one.),” he explains.

Von Drehle put Johnson forward as the solution for the voters that “detest Trump” and the “many Democrats” who “disdain their incumbent, Joe Biden.”

The left-wing reporter added, “The solution is a unity campaign starring the gentle giant.”

“I’m not joking,” the Washington Post columnist reiterated.

“Admittedly, Johnson’s biography is not typical of presidential hopefuls, but in a nation sick of political dysfunction, that might be a feature, not a bug.”

He noted how, as a candidate, Johnson is a good fit for the “post-Trump era, when personal celebrity and the ability to command attention is more important than a conventional résumé or party endorsement.”

Directly comparing and contrasting the “Fast and Furious” star to both the former and current presidents, he continues:

“Johnson is all the things Trump pretends to be: physically impressive, personally tough, widely liked.

“And unlike Biden, he has accomplished things other than running for office.”

Von Drehle continued singing his praises, calling The Rock “good-looking” and “built like a cartoon superhero.”

He also praised his work ethic and his natural charisma.

“His jump to Hollywood was as natural as organic shampoo; there, he quickly picked up where Arnold Schwarzenegger left off, mixing action films — including the insanely popular ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise — with gentler roles, such as the ‘Jumanji’ sequels and Disney’s ‘Moana,'” he writes.

“He also co-founded an array of successful businesses: ZOA energy supplements for the fitness market; an XFL football franchise; a popular tequila brand; a film-production company; and so on.

“Forbes estimated his income was $270 million in 2022 — well on his way to becoming the self-made billionaire Trump pretends to be.”

Though Von Drehle claimed he has no idea what The Rock’s politics are besides him being “registered as an independent,” he assured readers that he has good political instincts and experience.

“His charitable work with at-risk youth puts him in touch with issues that animate many Democrats, as does his personal story of second and third chances after his youthful brushes with the law,” he writes.

“On the other hand, when he discusses the keys to his own success — hard work, discipline, risk-taking — he speaks the language of many traditional Republicans.”

Von Drehle claims that The Rock’s lack of national security experience will be made up by his global “unsurpassed personal popularity.”

He cited how Johnson’s films have grossed $1.3 billion in China and how that would improve U.S.-China relations.

Von Drehle concluded his endorsement of Johnson by touting how nice of a guy he is.

“What I do know is that Johnson is a boss who asks at business meetings, ‘How do we deliver joy?’ Who says, ‘It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice,’ he writes.

“A man who says he can’t run for president this year because he wants to be a good father… American politics is sleepwalking toward disaster.

“Dwayne Johnson is the man to wake us up.”

TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: davidvondrehle; districtofcolumbia; dwaynejohnson; jeffbezos; therockjohnson; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost; wwe
Okay, that settles it. I'm voting for Hulk Hogan............................
1 posted on 11/16/2023 11:38:48 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Dumb as a Rock!

2 posted on 11/16/2023 11:39:41 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings )
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To: Red Badger

Ric Flair…

3 posted on 11/16/2023 11:39:58 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Red Badger

Why not start small like Dog catcher

4 posted on 11/16/2023 11:41:15 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: Red Badger

Smart as a box of rocks who else would they select

5 posted on 11/16/2023 11:41:33 AM PST by NWFree (Sigma male 🤪)
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To: Red Badger

Bruno Sammartino!!!’ Oh wait he’s dead. All he can do is vote

6 posted on 11/16/2023 11:41:50 AM PST by albie
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To: Red Badger

Dwayne Johnson’s just another faggot leftist - a leftist alphabet person. Hard pass.

7 posted on 11/16/2023 11:41:52 AM PST by wildcard_redneck (With the Federal DOJ illegally hounding President Trump he has become the 1st true black president)
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To: Red Badger

Maui... he is done...

8 posted on 11/16/2023 11:45:04 AM PST by WinstonSmith1984
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To: NWFree

He can use the money he raised for the Hawaii fire victims for his campaign.

9 posted on 11/16/2023 11:47:02 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Red Badger

i’ve always admired a good wrestler. i think he’s half-Samoan too, so probably strong as a bear...

10 posted on 11/16/2023 11:47:22 AM PST by dadfly ( )
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To: dadfly

From Wiki:

Early life
Johnson was born in Hayward, California,[30] on May 2, 1972,[31] the son of Ata Johnson (née Maivia)[32] and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles).[33][34] Growing up, he briefly lived in Grey Lynn in Auckland, New Zealand, with his mother’s family,[35] where he played rugby[36] and attended Richmond Road Primary School before returning to the U.S.[35]

Johnson’s father was a Black Nova Scotian with a small amount of Irish ancestry.[37][38] His mother is Samoan. His father and Tony Atlas were the first black tag team champions in WWE history, in 1983.[39][40] His mother is the adopted daughter of Peter Maivia, who was also a professional wrestler.[41] Johnson’s maternal grandmother Lia was one of the first female pro wrestling promoters, taking over Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling after her husband’s death in 1982 and managing it until 1988.[42][43] Through his maternal grandfather Maivia, Johnson is a non-blood relative of the Anoa’i wrestling family.[44][45][46][47][48] In 2008, he inducted his father and grandfather into the WWE Hall of Fame.[49]

Johnson attended Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina, before moving to Hamden, Connecticut, where he attended Shepherd Glen Elementary School and then Hamden Middle School.[50][51] He attended President William McKinley High School in Honolulu and then Glencliff High School and McGavock High School, both in Nashville, and then Freedom High School in Bethlehem Township in the Lehigh Valley, from which he graduated in 1990.[52]

At Freedom High School, Johnson initially struggled and was drawn into a culture of conflict and petty crime. By age 17, he had been arrested several times for fighting, theft, and check fraud, and was suspended two weeks for fighting.[53] The local newspaper later called him “a troubled teenager with a history of run-ins with police.” But Freedom High School football coach Jody Cwik saw athletic potential in Johnson, and recruited him to join the football team, where he played defensive tackle. The experience proved the beginning of a personal transformation for Johnson. “My thought process started to change. That’s when I started thinking about goals and what I wanted to accomplish”, he has since said about his high school football experience.[12] In addition to playing football, Johnson also was a member of Freedom High School’s track and field and wrestling teams. [33]

By his senior year, Johnson had played only two years of football, but was offered a full athletic scholarship offer from the University of Miami.[12]

11 posted on 11/16/2023 11:52:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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To: Red Badger

Sounds like little Davie has a thing for Johnsons.

12 posted on 11/16/2023 11:55:10 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ('Build Back Better' is a Bidenskyyyyyyism for 'we gotta get rid of all dem white peoples'.)
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To: Red Badger

thanks Badger, interesting background and good to know as i go to a church with many strong in Christ, pacific islanders.

i enjoyed some of his kid-friendly movies, too.

13 posted on 11/16/2023 12:00:12 PM PST by dadfly ( )
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To: Red Badger


14 posted on 11/16/2023 12:03:32 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Red Badger

One look at the headlines these days and you know that the idiots are in charge.

Their ideas are stupid. All they care about is scoring points off someone else. If it gets clicks it MUST be important.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

15 posted on 11/16/2023 12:18:14 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Don’t vote for anyone over 70 years old. Get rid of the geriatric politicians.)
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To: Red Badger

As if anyone running as a Republican would be immune to the character assassination that is the primary campaign tactic used by Democrats.

They can assassinate anyone’s character.

16 posted on 11/16/2023 12:55:52 PM PST by exDemMom (Dr. exDemMom, infectious disease and vaccines research specialist.)
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To: Red Badger

“Look in my eyes, what do you see? A cult of personality”

17 posted on 11/16/2023 2:01:22 PM PST by vpintheak (There is no Trans. There is only mentally ill)
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To: wildcard_redneck

Yep. Bet he spent time with Will Smith.

18 posted on 11/16/2023 4:48:33 PM PST by dragonblustar (You best start believing in Bible prophecies, you’re in one.)
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