NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson speaks onstage during 'The Next Intersection For Hollywood with William Morris Endeavor's Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson' at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Fast Company)
Photo: Ilya S. Savenok
Photo: Ilya S. Savenok

'The Rock' for president?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not ruling out a future career in politics.

“Maybe one day,” Johnson posted on Twitter. “Surely the White House has a spot for my pick-up truck.”

His tweet was in response to a movement, launched on Friday, to draft him as an independent candidate for president.

“The country is heading towards a disastrous election and Dwayne Johnson is the only one who could launch a winning independent campaign in time,” according to the website “This is not just a movement of The Rock’s biggest fans. It is a combined effort of people who have seriously analyzed the possibilities and people who already know and love The Rock.”

The campaign for President Rock emerged just as a new Gallup Poll, released Friday, indicates Republican voters are becoming increasingly cynical about the way the election process works in America. Of the 1,012 people surveyed from any party, only 30 percent said the process was working the way it should, down from 37 percent who said the same thing in January.

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Meanwhile, conservative talk show host Erick Erickson, perhaps the voice of Republicans working to derail the nomination of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, tells Atlanta Journal-Constitution political writer Greg Bluestein that he’s had to hire bodyguards after receiving death threats connected to his anti-Trump crusade.

The Rock is a Republican but has had plenty of alliances on both sides of the aisle.

“I have good friends who are politicians on both sides,” he once told the The Associated Press. “Clinton is a good buddy of mine, (President) Obama is a good buddy of mine. A multitude of people who are buddies.”

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