It’s a known fact that actor Matthew McConaughey is seriously considering running for governor of Texas, and we recently learned the news that the majority of Texans want him to run the state via a recent polls.
And it turns out, we could be hearing the man’s decision very soon, as the deadline begins to inch closer and closer.
“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.”
As the December 13th deadline approaches, he continued:
“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.
There’s a great sacrifice that comes with a decision. 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.”
Needless to say, the people have spoken and want him in office, due to his moderate and straight up stance on how the state of Texas should or should not be run.
So now? We wait for a final answer.
Is McConaughey A Republican Or Democrat?
In a new interview with the New York Times, McConaughey laid it all out there, speaking more candidly about politics than he probably ever has.
And once again, he challenged us all to get aggressively centric.
When it comes to even the term “politics” and the possibility of McConaughey actually running for the Governor of Texas, it all comes down to redefining what that even means:
“I mean, please, help… I’d love to hear some definitions. 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 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 out 50 percent of the people. So I think politics needs a redefining.
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.
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.”
But for McConaughey, the very reason he should stay away from politics is also the very same reason that he should get involved:
“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.’”
And as far as a party? Well, McConaughey isn’t playing for either team:
“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. 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.
Third party, centrist… I think it’s necessary to be aggressively centric to possibly salvage democracy in America right now.”