'What matters to me is Mr Johnson's respect and advocacy for all Americans.' The possibility of a presidential run by Johnson, 45, who made his name as WWE wrestler 'The Rock,' has been the subject of rumor for more than a year now.In June last year the actor told GQ magazine that he hadn't 'ruled out' politics.'I'm not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure,' he said.But now a campaign committee has been filed with the Federal Election Commission under the name 'Run The Rock 2020,' kicking up rumors of a Johnson presidency all over again.
And Johnson, he says, could do the job, pointing to his support for the troops as an example of his unifying qualities.
With a multitude of production projects in the works via his “Seven Bucks Productions,” named for all the money he had in his pocket when he launched his entertainment career, the star and social media phenomenon paused to share a life lesson he never forgot from one man long ago: “I was arrested nine times by the time I was 17. We didn’t have anything—we were poor, in a 0-a-month apartment, so there was always drama, and I realized I was just adding to the drama. “I laugh a lot about this, because I’ve failed a lot more than I’ve succeeded.
A good man helped me and taught me something that changed my life: Getting better every day is a mindset. “My goal has always been to grow, and this started back in high school, and even more so when I got to the University of Miami for football: I’m gonna go out and work my ass off for my dinner. Taking that mentality of growth, setting the goal, attaining the goal, setting another goal, failing at that, dealing with the failure, trying to remain focused, was extremely difficult as a student athlete. It just happens that my big successes are recorded for public viewing.
Still, it was 4 hours of live television every week, which was incredibly difficult. I would do them in front of 50,000 people, and sometimes they killed.
Then sometimes it was like somebody farted in church. “That’s how I would convince entertainment bosses—in very small increments-that I could be more than a wrestler.