Alright, Alright, Alright. Matthew McConaughey has not ruled out the idea of running for Governor in his beloved state of Texas.
The 51-year-old actor and University of Texas professor has said that while he hasn’t completely ruled out running for Governor, he would consider holding “leadership roles where he could be most useful.” However, McConaughey added, “right now, I don’t see that as politics.” He also said that politics is a “broken business.”
“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. I would say this. 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 McConaughey Has “No Plans Right Now”
In an interview while promoting his new memoir, Green Lights, McConaughey said that he has no plans on entering politics “right now,” but he laid out his political ideologies.
In the wake of the 2020 election, the Oscar-winning actor said that America needs to “stabilize” before moving forward, saying that both political sides are at fault.
“I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we have broken those social contracts.”
The solutions? McConaughey said it all lies in trust.
“We don’t trust each other, and that leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes, if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy.”
He then says that the two things needed to be elected in government and be “successful” are money and fame. Especially when referencing President Trump, McConaughey said that he has both of those things, that’s why he was elected.
When asked if we would challenge the incumbent Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott in 2022 for reelection, the actor was unsure.
“You know, I still question how much you can really get done in politics, and I don’t know if politics is my avenue to get what maybe I am best equipped to get done.”
[H/T Daily Mail]