One thing has become painfully clear during Trump’s first few months: the Democrats have absolutely no one to challenge him in 2020.
A few names have been floated around – Oprah Winfrey was one – but they’re all celebrities. They may be likeable, but they don’t have business experience, or legal experience, or understand how to make a deal. There is literally no good Democratic candidate around, anywhere.
After all, if you’re looking at celebrities for your leaders, you’re probably out of options. But if you are out of options, why not go all-out and get the best terrible option you have?
Which, here, would be the most likeable celebrity you could find. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is running for president.
And his VP? Tom Hanks. They announced it on live TV last Saturday.
(Just kidding – Johnson was joking. But it sounded real, yes?)
US Magazine reports:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced his plans to run for president alongside running mate Tom Hanks during his Saturday Night Live monologue on Saturday, May 20.
“It’s funny, a lot of people have been telling me lately that I should run for president of the United States,” the Baywatch actor, 45, told Alec Baldwin. “It’s very flattering, but tonight I want to put this to rest and just say once and for all: I’m in. Starting tonight, I am running for the president of the United States.”
Mind you, this didn’t come out of the blue – there’s been rumors about The Rock running for president for some time now. Twitter’s had something of a field day with the idea.
Dwayne Johnson for President! If you smell what The Rock….is cooking #peopleseyebrow #knowyourrole #peopleschamp #wwechamp
— Chris Ludecke (@ckluda2323) May 18, 2017
The Rock and Mark Zuckerberg are better bets for 2020 president than many politicians https://t.co/nyPRW0nZUx pic.twitter.com/LuaQYf1Yla
— Mashable (@mashable) May 16, 2017
And Democrats? Well, they’re out of options already – may as well pick someone likeable this time. He’s got to at least get more votes than Hillary did.
Johnson, however, was clearly never interested in the idea. And he had a very good reason – he’s not qualified, and he completely gets that. Not all celebrities are idiots.
But that doesn’t mean he didn’t take the opportunity to play up his fake announcement as much as possible. And Hanks was just as eager.
Johnson picked [Tom] Hanks, 60. “Like me, he’s very well-liked,” Johnson said. “He’s charming, universally adored by pretty much every human alive.”
The two-time Oscar winner then joined the WWE star on stage, saying, “Dwayne, I could not possibly turn this down. I’m in. Let’s go!”
It’s worth noting that a lot of liberals took him seriously. Which is just sad.
But not as sad for them as the 2020 elections.
Source: US Magazine