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Old 07-26-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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For years now itís been rumored he might do something like run for President despite having no political experience. Now heís all over the news with this Hawaii stuff despite not saying much.

Iím way to cynical to think heís doing this just out of the goodness of his heart.

I really donít want to smell what the Presidentís cooking.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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I don't see it. I'd give Tom Brady a better chance of running before The Rock does.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Business ethics is an oxymoron.
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I think the takeaway here is: never underestimate just how much influence, clout, and pull Hollywood and celebrities really have. It makes no difference how credible (or not) they are to speak on any given subject. What matters is...they draw audiences....people listen to them. Much more than any dull person in a suit whose name is unknown, speaking in a monotone voice.

Defies logic, yes. But. It's reality. Why do you think they've gotten more and more vocal about political issues in recent years? They've gotten wise to this.

How do you think Arnold Schwarzenegger got to be governor of California? You think people actually voted for him because they liked his politics or thought he'd make a great governor?

Get real. He became governor because.....he's Arnold Schwarzenegger and threw his name in the ring. And at the time, was a generally well liked and "cool" movie star. Nothing more. Nothing less.

This should, at least for now...be taken seriously.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Spooky. The country is getting more and more like a conflation of Idiocracy and Axiom from Wall-E. Not that I wouldn't vote for The Rock.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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If we are to have celebrity presidents
..I admit I would consider voting for The Rock. Consider, not for sure, of course. He at least acts like a decent person. Has a production company, does charity and activism work, etc. besides being an actor and wrestler.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I think the takeaway here is: never underestimate just how much influence, clout, and pull Hollywood and celebrities really have. It makes no difference how credible (or not) they are to speak on any given subject. What matters is...they draw audiences....people listen to them. Much more than any dull person in a suit whose name is unknown, speaking in a monotone voice.

Defies logic, yes. But. It's reality. Why do you think they've gotten more and more vocal about political issues in recent years? They've gotten wise to this.

How do you think Arnold Schwarzenegger got to be governor of California? You think people actually voted for him because they liked his politics or thought he'd make a great governor?

Get real. He became governor because.....he's Arnold Schwarzenegger and threw his name in the ring. And at the time, was a generally well liked and "cool" movie star. Nothing more. Nothing less.

This should, at least for now...be taken seriously.
I remember Governor Schwazenegger, can't make a bigger mess than the professional politicians already did, making a cameo and handing the torch to The Rock in an action movie. And Dwayne Johnson does meet Presidential qualifications.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I remember Governor Schwazenegger, can't make a bigger mess than the professional politicians already did, making a cameo and handing the torch to The Rock in an action movie. And Dwayne Johnson does meet Presidential qualifications.
Yes, he is 35 and was born in the United Stated.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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For years now itís been rumored he might do something like run for President despite having no political experience. Now heís all over the news with this Hawaii stuff despite not saying much.

Iím way to cynical to think heís doing this just out of the goodness of his heart.

I really donít want to smell what the Presidentís cooking.
"political experience" is NOT required to run for ANY office.


Sometimes it s BETTER to have NO political experience.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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Johnson has the dumbest personality in Hollywood, literally no original thought.
Trump would rip Johnson's heart out and feed it to Ivanka.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Near Sacramento
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If he ran, I would evaluate his positions against everyone else's. At least we know that if Putin gets out of hand, The Rock would Pile Drive him to the canvas.


cd :O)
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