Here’s When Matthew McConaughey Will Decide on Texas Governor Run

by Maria Hartfield

Actor Matthew McConaughey says his decision on whether to run for Texas Governor or not hasn’t come easy. The award-winning entertainer is doing his “due diligence” before officially announcing his candidacy.

In recent polls, we learned residents of the Lone State State are mostly in favor of McConaughey running for governor of Texas. The survey interviewed 1,106 registrants and resulted in 49% of voters in favor of the actor, while 27% picked O’Rourke.

With the deadline only weeks away, we could be hearing his decision very soon.

Matthew McConaughey Gets Serious About Running

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew McConaughey states he’s very much serious about the idea of running.

“I am not until I am- OK? Is this something I’ve been thinking about for 20 years, and I know what I want to do, but I’m just holding on to my answer? No.”

He continued stating, “It’s a new embassy of leadership that I have really been doing my diligence to study, to look into, to question what it is, what would it be for me.”

The actor questions what this leadership role will look like.

“There’s a great sacrifice that comes with a decision,” he said. “That’s what I’ve been doing, and there’s no tease to it. There’s me doing my diligence, and I will let you know shortly.”

Fans of the Oscar winner are obviously in favor of having him in office. His moderate and direct leadership style speaks to what kind of governor he could potentially be.

It’s Time to Redefine Politics

McConaughey gets deep on his idea of politics in an interview with the New York Times.

“I mean, please, help… I’d love to hear some definitions,” he said. “I’m working on what I’m trying to understand politics to be. I think we’ve got to redefine politics.”

“If each party’s only about [the] preservation of party, well, I’m almost arguing that’s undemocratic. If you’re only there to, by hook or by crook, preserve your party, you’re leaving about 50 percent of the people. So I think politics needs a redefining.”

He continued saying, “Look, are the parties so extreme right now that they’re going to walk their way into extinction? I don’t know. What I fear is, you know, great nations aren’t taken over from the outside. They implode.”

Matthew McConaughey didn’t shy away from confessing his fear of politics.

“Civil war- that’s the big fear for me for the country, is this path we’re going. It’s not constructive. I don’t see the way out right now through politics,” he admitted.

“One side of the argument is, ‘McConaughey, exactly. That’s why you need to go get in there.’ The other side is, ‘pfft, that’s a bag of rats, man. Don’t touch that with a 10-foot pole.”

In regards to which party McConaughey favors, he remains indifferent.

“I think people want a third party and we’ve got one and it doesn’t have a name right now and it is the majority,” he said. “I’m hesitant to throw labels.”

“You throw a third party and make it – give it a name, it all of a sudden becomes something that is divisive. But there is a sleeping giant right now. And it’s the majority,” he continued.

He concluded by stating, “Third-party, centrist… I think it’s necessary to be aggressively centric to possibly salvage democracy in America right now.”

The deadline to confirm if he’s joining the Texas governor race is December 13.