Matthew McConaughey Says Running For Texas Governor Is A “True Consideration”

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You hear that? That’s the sound of a thousands and thousands of people rushing to move to the state of Texas.

A while back, Matthew McConaughey said that he would “consider” running for office in the state of Texas, or even President of the United States, but he also added that “politics was a broken business” and that he more than likely wouldn’t be interested until it was fixed.

“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.”

And it’s hard to argue with that, right? I mean, who really wants to get in the middle of this political mess?

But recently, on an episode of Crime Stoppers of Houston’s “The Balanced Voice” podcast, McConaughey called the move a “true consideration.”

“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?”

Alright, alright, alright.

Let’s get McConaughey in the Burnt Orange House, or whatever they call the Governor’s Mansion over in Austin. Can you just imagine? Governor McConaughey… President McConaughey… that’s a world I want to live in.

And Governor Abbott’s term is up in 2022…

But 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, raising money for Texas storm relief… hell, he even likes Sturgill Simpson.

First stop, Governor of Texas… next stop, President of the United States.

McConaughey 2024.

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