Matthew McConaughey Says He’d Consider Running For Texas Governor: “Politics Seems Like A Broken Business”

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Alright alright alright, let’s get Mr. McConaughey in the burnt orange house… or whatever they call the governor’s mansion over in Austin.

On new episode of The Hugh Hewitt Show, McConaughey got to talking about his new book Greenlights, a little bit of football and more, but then he said something that made the whole world stop and take notice…. he’d consider public office.

“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.”

He then offered his recommendation for how to get this thing back on track, and for McConaughey, it all starts with the individual and personal responsibility.

“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, we don’t trust each other and that leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy.

So, I’m all for the individual, and I think it’s for… to make collective change that the individual needs to look in the mirror and say, ‘How can I be a little bit better today?'”

And finally, he reflected back on Donald Trump’s election in 2016, acknowledging that money and fame are the easiest way to get your foot in the door:

“A lot of people that I know on the far left were in denial after he had become the president. And I remember saying, well look, regardless of his politics, in the very first question, what do we say in America is successful? What do we give credit and respect? The top two things are money and fame. And I said guys, just on a very base level, Trump has those, so I don’t know why we should be so surprised that he got elected.”

Don’t all move to Texas at once, at lot would have to happen for that to come to fruition, but can you just imagine? Governor McConaughey… President McConaughey… that’s a world I want to live in.

We’re talking about a guy that can pump up a football team, get kids excited to take a film class, talk about religion in a way that’s captivating, and encourage folks to take the pandemic seriously. And not only that, he actually puts the work in too. Whether it’s delivering masks, or playing virtual bingo with senior citizens… hell he even likes Sturgill Simpson.

First stop, Governor of Texas… next stop, President of the United States. McConaughey 2024, you got my vote.

The whole conversation is worth a listen, but McConaughey’s political conversation gets underway around the 17:45 mark.

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A beer bottle on a dock