The latest election cycle in America has shifted perceptions and should have a salutary effect on smug pundits of all stripes.
No one can safely sneer at anyone's candidacy anymore, no matter how far-fetched it might seem.
Therefore, it is with full seriousness, we bring you the news that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is open to the idea that he might one day follow in the footsteps of great men like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Donald Trump.
I wouldn't rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it's possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.
It is not the first time that the man known as 'The Rock' has spoken of his Presidential ambitions. Speaking to British GQ last June, he said he found the thought of being President "alluring".
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.
So, which way does he swing? "Help people" sounds a bit socialist-y to be quite frank.
He's been a bit-een coy about his political beliefs in the past. He managed to write a lengthy instagram post about the election while giving no clue as to where he stood on the result, which was quite an achievement. Henry Kissinger levels of diplomatic straddling.
As a wealthy Christian of some description, you might imagine he's on board with the Republicans.
And you would broadly be right. He spoke at the 2000 Republican convention, the coronation of George W Bush as the party's candidate to fight Al Gore.
However, he also showed up the Democratic convention where he saw Gore give his wife one of the most violent and assertive kisses ever seen in front-line politics. Crucially, he didn't speak at the Dem's meeting.
Cool piece on why I should run for President. Maybe one day. Surely the White House has a spot for my pick up truck..https://t.co/JpkZ4w1eh3
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 25, 2016
At this point we would point out, George Byrne style, that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson would be the first President to have fought in a WWE wrestling ring but that not would not be the case.
If he does go the distance in 2020, he would be the second wrestler in a row to end up in the White House.