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Is The Rock Going To Run For President?

The wrestler-turned-actor is seriously considering a career in politics.

Back when he ruled the ring, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was known as the People's Champion, but does the charismatic wrestler-turned-actor have his sights set even higher?

In a recent Instagram post, The Rock responded to an OP-ED by Washington Post writer Alyssa Rosenberg, who argued that were he to actually run for president, he'd have a good shot at winning.

"Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win," The Rock commented alongside a screenshot from the website. "Writer Alyssa Rosenberg did some pretty good research into my background (slave descendants fighting for their freedom, Revolutionary War etc). Much more to uncover but well done."

"More and more pieces like this are popping up due to the Presidential election and they're cool/fun to read," he continued. "I care DEEPLY about our county... and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring. Buuuuut until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country."

Rosenberg's article was in response to Johnson's interview in this month's British GQ, during which he hints at a future in politics.

"I'll be honest. I haven't ruled politics out. I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure," Johnson told the magazine. "I canโ€™t deny that the thought of being governor, the thought of being president, is alluring. And beyond that, it would be an opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives on a global scale. But there are a lot of other things I want to do first."

Would you vote for the People's Champion? Check out his Instagram post on the subject below.

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