Are you ready for a Governor Matthew McConaughey?
Immediately, I see two positives:
- He doesn’t seem like a nut.
- I don’t think he would make politics worse.
Personally, I like the guy. And it certainly wouldn’t be the first time an actor’s ascended to such a seat.
The Oscar winner told The Balanced Voice podcast Wednesday that a run in his home state could happen.
Host Rania Mankarius opened the worm can.
“[I’m] looking into now, again, what is my leadership role? Because I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What’s my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into?”
“It’s a true consideration.”
The Daily Caller points out this isn’t the first time politics has entered the public conversation:
McConaughey was previously asked about his political aspirations last November during an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt. He did not provide a definitive answer on whether he planned to run for governor but expressed concerns about the current state of politics.
As told to Hugh:
“I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me. Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”
Matthew’s certainly well-liked, perhaps enough to bring out the votes.
He seems like a down-to-earth guy:
Was trying to get a picture of my friend Chase but Matthew McConaughey got in the way at church this morning. pic.twitter.com/vhXvDnshkf
— Chad Swanzy (@chadswanzy) September 14, 2014
And he’s a known do-gooder:
In case you were wondering, the avid Austin resident’s a liberal:
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 26, 2020
Of course, that doesn’t tell you much about his policy positions.
Who knows — you may prefer his opponent:
News of the Whirled: He's Tried Congressman, President…Now Beto Gets Around to Governor https://t.co/oGYlFjsXHY
— RedState (@RedState) January 31, 2021
Beto O'Rourke is criss-crossing Texas, igniting Democratic hopes he'll run for governor https://t.co/G1GusdNkil
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 8, 2021
For all you Texan readers, you don’t wanna wait ’til the last minute — better start sizin’ ’em up now.
Mid-analysis, for more on Matthew, I highly recommend Jordan Peterson’s great interview centered around the man’s views on life and his highly-praised book Green Lights.
Shining a light on a fab memoir by Matthew McConaughey.
“This is a playbook based on adventures in my life”
Greenlights-mean go, advance, carry on, continue.
“This is a book about catching greenlights and realising the yellow and red eventually turn green”
— Cobham Library (@CobhamLibrary) March 8, 2021
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