The Republican Party is not doing so great in California. Not only are they not winning elections, they are also openly turning on each other and not turning out voters. But, one political commenter has a solution to the party’s ills – and you can probably smell what he is cooking.
John Phillips, a radio host and CNN political commenter, writes in the Press Enterprise that the key to saving the GOP in the Golden State is star power:
Think about how different the dynamics of this mid-term election would look if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, former U.S. Airlines pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger or Los Angeles-based developer Rick Caruso had their names on the ballot?
I know it’s easy to dismiss these A-listers as pipe dreams, but their candidacy isn’t as far fetched as you might think.
I dunno, man. It seems pretty far fetched with Sully and Steve Young getting paid a ton to more to be on TV than they would in public office and The Rock busy promoting that shitty Die Hard knockoff he has coming out, but please go on…
The Rock is from Hayward, spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention, and recently moved production of his hit HBO show “Ballers” from Florida to California.
Oh, he also told British GQ, “I can’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.”
And while The Rock’s campaign would definitely be Too Fast and Too Furious for Democrats to compete with and he would surely turn out more voters than John Cox – who is a person that, unbeknownst to many, is running for Governor as a Republican – don’t expect it to happen anytime soon. I mean, Jumanji Two isn’t going to make itself.