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1947 clicks; posted to Entertainment » and Politics » on 07 Oct 2022 at 5:46 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-07 3:14:37 PM  
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2022-10-07 3:36:54 PM  
Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.
 
2022-10-07 3:38:23 PM  
Elect him Governor somewhere for a while first, and see how he does.
 
2022-10-07 3:55:26 PM  
Rockblocked.
 
2022-10-07 4:09:42 PM  
Good. No more TV Presidents.
 
2022-10-07 4:31:25 PM  
Yeah, he may be a cool guy and all, but I don't love celebrities enough to think they should run for the highest office of a country just because we know who they are. Be a mayor or some shiat first. Also, after watching Herschel Walker, I'm okay not electing repeatedly concussed athletes to any office.
 
2022-10-07 5:49:37 PM  
Idiocracy is not Prophecy and Mr. Johnson knows it.

/ Thank you for having some sense
 
2022-10-07 5:51:30 PM  
Dang. Oh well.

Britney it is.
 
2022-10-07 5:52:55 PM  
He likes making money too much.
 
2022-10-07 5:56:06 PM  
I'm sick of The Rock.    He's not even a person anymore... he's a product.   
And everything that comes out of his mouth or social media, is just fluff to further the marketability of said product.
 
2022-10-07 5:59:39 PM  

whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.


Isn't this is the guy you wanted?

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2022-10-07 5:59:40 PM  
DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK ISN'T COOKING?
 
2022-10-07 5:59:46 PM  
That sucks.  I'd vote for him over any of the other clowns.
 
2022-10-07 6:01:26 PM  

T.rex: I'm sick of The Rock.    He's not even a person anymore... he's a product.   
And everything that comes out of his mouth or social media, is just fluff to further the marketability of said product.


Boy, I sure could go for some Teremana Tequila right about now, how 'bout you?
 
2022-10-07 6:02:07 PM  
The Rock cried out, I can't hide you... All on that day?
 
2022-10-07 6:03:51 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.

Isn't this is the guy you wanted?

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True, Bernie had a Cable Access show in the 80s.   DIY is cool, though.
 
2022-10-07 6:03:53 PM  

whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.


The movie one was bad enough.
 
2022-10-07 6:09:13 PM  
Fingers still crossed for Wooderson.
 
2022-10-07 6:22:18 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Rockblocked.


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2022-10-07 6:23:12 PM  

T.rex: I'm sick of The Rock.    He's not even a person anymore... he's a product.   
And everything that comes out of his mouth or social media, is just fluff to further the marketability of said product.


I mean, he's been a product since this, he just has more control over it.

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2022-10-07 6:28:32 PM  

whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.


On the one hand... Reagan

On the other hand... Zelensky
 
2022-10-07 6:31:49 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.

On the one hand... Reagan

On the other hand... Zelensky


Comedians write their own material and understand subtlety.
 
2022-10-07 6:33:09 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.

Isn't this is the guy you wanted?

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No, he'll just open up a new country next door and be our Spite President
 
2022-10-07 6:33:54 PM  
My headline was better:

"The Rock says know your role"
 
2022-10-07 6:38:14 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.


Lol...that should be a hoot.
 
2022-10-07 6:38:32 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.


I agree completely but you know dammed well that there's no small number of people out there who will scream "Elitist!" at the very notion of "qualifications" for politics.
 
2022-10-07 6:38:54 PM  
It doesn't matter...
 
2022-10-07 6:39:11 PM  

Bootleg: Elect him Governor somewhere for a while first, and see how he does.


At the very least. Being president is very much like running the world's most significant (for the time being) organization. It's not a "what I say, goes!" kind of thing. You need to put people in place to make decisions for you down the line because there are too many decisions for you to possibly make in any given day. It's quite possibly the hardest leadership role in the world, so you better have more experience than "I opened Rampage at $35 million!"

Don't get me wrong, I really like Dwayne Johnson, but SOME political experience would be nice.
 
2022-10-07 6:40:20 PM  

IdentInvalid: T.rex: I'm sick of The Rock.    He's not even a person anymore... he's a product.   
And everything that comes out of his mouth or social media, is just fluff to further the marketability of said product.

I mean, he's been a product since this, he just has more control over it.

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I hear you... I'm just saying, its possible to capitalize on your image, and still be an individual.   I don't believe he believes in anything, other than what he thinks his fans want him to pretend he believes in.    In the event he takes a stand for something, i assume, rightly or wrongly, he's just pandering.

The moment he says something somewhat controversial, then the fans on twitter complain, and he takes it back, and says he misunderstood, and now feels the alternate way.

Its not a celebrity's obligation to make their feelings known... and i don't expect them too... But don't feed us some BS, either.  Thats even worse.
 
2022-10-07 6:46:08 PM  

Thoreny: My headline was better:

"The Rock says know your role"


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2022-10-07 6:50:20 PM  
All the Farkers here saying they'd vote for him are stupid people. Very stupid people.

Why would anyone vote for this vapid wrestler?  He might be "nice guy" in the celebrity/actor sense, but he's a self-admitted conservative, with no deep understanding of the issues our nation is dealing with, no foreign policy experience, no understanding of economic policy, trade policy, etc.

Voting for dumb, uneducated celebrities is how we got Trump. Some of you are too stupid to be allowed to vote.
 
2022-10-07 6:59:26 PM  
Thank you, Mr.Rock.
 
2022-10-07 7:03:29 PM  
Love the logic that what we need is an actor who makes shiatty movies to be president.
 
2022-10-07 7:16:58 PM  
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"I'm stepping down; I'm not running for President."
 
2022-10-07 7:34:50 PM  
I think we all knew he was never going to actually run.  Unlike the last president, I think he has too much regard for the position.  It was just his way expressing disappointment at how little regard our last president had for every thing but himself.

I'm only disappointed personally Trump hadn't gone after him yet with his usual vitriol.  It writes itself "the Rock is a loser.  Such a loser.  I used to think he was great, tremendous even.  But since I could clearly take him in the ring, and he knows it, he is running scared like the little baby he is.  Everyone look at the little loser baby"
 
2022-10-07 7:34:56 PM  

whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.


I dunno, I'd consider voting for Al Franken
 
2022-10-07 7:36:53 PM  
"The actor?"

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Seriously, why would he want to be President? Why would anyone?
 
2022-10-07 7:38:21 PM  
Why can't he just say, "you idiots need to stop looking to celebrities to run your country. Ukraine got lucky. We got Trump. I'm not running because I'm not qualified to do it. But do you know who is? These*wave hands wildly* politicians here. They know how to pass legislation and solve the big problems facing our country. I can play one on TV, but you should never look to people who pretend good to run the country. Do better America."

Instead we get "I like being a dad." Because it's smart to leave the door open to this shiat.

I like the rock, but Jesus man. Do better. Expect better. Demand better. You have a platform. Use it for something more than self-aggrandizing.

/Why yes. I am fun at parties.
 
2022-10-07 7:42:23 PM  
No more celebrities parachuting into the presidency. You're a celebrity and want to be a politician? Good, start by becoming mayor of a large city, or running for state congress or senate. Take a couple of years at that level to learn what politics is about and then run on a national scale. Just because you're good at whatever it is that made you a celebrity doesn't mean you have any administrative political skills. I mean I'll kill it when it comes to drawing robotic catgirl futanari being ganged by tentacles but I don't think that would make me a good Prime Minister of Canada.
 
2022-10-07 7:44:25 PM  

UNC_Samurai: whidbey: Good. No more TV Presidents.

I dunno, I'd consider voting for Al Franken


Similar vein: Drew Carey.
 
2022-10-07 7:48:04 PM  
Also, stop being governor of California. The last two actors who were governor were farking terrible.
 
2022-10-07 7:48:29 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.


It depends on what you mean by qualified
Obama-Romney
Obama-McCain
Bush-Kerry
Bush-Gore
Clinton-Dole
Clinton-Bush
Bush-Dukakis
Reagan-Mondale
....
On paper at least, all of these candidates were qualified by having been a Senator or Governor. Being a terrible person doesn't make you unqualified. Dick Cheney is evil incarnate but he's definitely qualified to run the Empire
 
2022-10-07 7:49:49 PM  
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2022-10-07 7:51:36 PM  

Bootleg: Elect him Governor somewhere for a while first, and see how he does.

Should be

a public-opinion bare minimum for holding the highest office
 
2022-10-07 8:21:40 PM  
Quite the opposite, subby.
 
2022-10-07 8:23:51 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.


The rules for qualification are 35 years of age and natural born citizen, and not having been president for two terms already.

That's it.

I guess a person who was born before 1776 but resided in the US for at least 14 years might qualify, but show me that person.
 
2022-10-07 8:30:35 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.

The rules for qualification are 35 years of age and natural born citizen, and not having been president for two terms already.

That's it.

I guess a person who was born before 1776 but resided in the US for at least 14 years might qualify, but show me that person.


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2022-10-07 8:32:30 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.

The rules for qualification are 35 years of age and natural born citizen, and not having been president for two terms already.

That's it.

I guess a person who was born before 1776 but resided in the US for at least 14 years might qualify, but show me that person.


We need to amend the constitution to have trials for qualification for different levels of office.  With higher levels having harder trials.

The trial for city dog catcher should be completion of one of those Westminster dog show obstacle courses in a certain time.

The trials for president should include "this is your life" style game show where people get to see and hear old classmates and friends and family.  And mental trials, such as tailored Jeopardy games that test knowledge against other potential candidates.  With the winnings going towards a charity of their choice.  Hint, the charity they choose is also a factor.  And feats of strength and agility.  Possibly with a hunger games style twist where groups of 6 candidates must fight to the death to make it to the primary.  Have the feats of strength first so that it makes the field smaller for the game shows.

Candidate problem solved.
 
2022-10-07 8:34:04 PM  
The Rock ain't no Rick.  He's sometimes is going to let us down.
 
2022-10-07 8:36:05 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: AmbassadorBooze: Sin_City_Superhero: Good.  I like The Rock and all, but being a wrestler and actor doesn't exactly qualify you for that job.  I'd like to see our presidential race be between two QUALIFIED persons, for a change.

The rules for qualification are 35 years of age and natural born citizen, and not having been president for two terms already.

That's it.

I guess a person who was born before 1776 but resided in the US for at least 14 years might qualify, but show me that person.

We need to amend the constitution to have trials for qualification for different levels of office.  With higher levels having harder trials.

The trial for city dog catcher should be completion of one of those Westminster dog show obstacle courses in a certain time.

The trials for president should include "this is your life" style game show where people get to see and hear old classmates and friends and family.  And mental trials, such as tailored Jeopardy games that test knowledge against other potential candidates.  With the winnings going towards a charity of their choice.  Hint, the charity they choose is also a factor.  And feats of strength and agility.  Possibly with a hunger games style twist where groups of 6 candidates must fight to the death to make it to the primary.  Have the feats of strength first so that it makes the field smaller for the game shows.

Candidate problem solved.


I remember one trial by strength and agility not working out so well for the "good" guys

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