It may be time for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to step up or shut up

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There is more political chatter about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s political future than ever before.

With President Biden’s anemic poll numbers and so many politicians aging out, political operatives are looking for new blood.

Now The Rock says he is being asked serious questions by several political bigwigs.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may just have what it takes.

Polling shows that Johnson would start with a following

That seems to be the case, given his recent claims that several political parties have asked him about becoming a Presidential candidate in 2024.

In an interview with left-wing podcast host Trevor Noah, the topic turned to polling showing that 46% of respondents said they would support the Hollywood star if he were to jump into a campaign.

The poll was done online with a sample size of 30,000 people by the group Piplsay in 2021.

At the time, referencing that poll, Johnson wrote, “Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pickup truck driving, fanny pack-wearing guy joining their club — but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people.”

Johnson said to Noah, “That was an interesting poll that happened, and I was really moved by that. I was really blown away and I was really honored. I’ll share this little bit with you: at the end of the year in 2022, I got a visit from the parties asking me if I was going to run, and if I could run.”

He continued, saying, “It was one after the other, and they brought up that poll, and they also brought up their own deep-dive research that would prove that should I ever go down that road [I’d have a genuine path to victory].”

In 2017, Johnson prompted some of the Presidential talk on his own when he said he would “100 percent consider” launching a Presidential bid.

But last year, he poured cold water on such speculation, saying, “I know what it was like to be on the road and be so busy that I was absent for a lot of years in my first daughter’s. Growing up in this critical age at this critical time in their life, and that’s what the Presidency will do. So my number one priority is my daughters. Sure, CEO sounds great. But the number one thing I wanna be is daddy. That’s it.”

Everybody is doing it this year…or so it seems

The idea of a third-party candidacy is gaining steam on multiple fronts this election cycle.

Last month, Robert F. Kennedy Junior announced that he would stop running as a Democrat after what he perceived to be unfair treatment by his life-long political party.

Answering charges from Republicans and Democrats alike that his third-party run would make him a spoiler candidate, Kennedy replied, “The truth is, they’re both right. My intention is to spoil it for both of them.”

Last week, Dr. Jill Stein announced that she too would mount a third-party Presidential bid.

In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection to the U.S. Senate, and questions are circulating as to whether he will choose to run for President as well.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.