All Right All Right All Right: Matthew McConaughey Maybe Running For Governor Of Texas; And Not Necessarily As A Democrat

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has given an update on his potential plans to run for Governor in his home state of Texas.

As The Hill just reported, “[McConaughey] said in a recent episode of the “Set‌ ‌it‌ ‌Straight:‌ ‌Myths‌ ‌and‌ ‌Legends” podcast that he is still considering a run for political office.

During the episode, the podcast’s hosts, members of the country band Midland, urged McConaughey to consider running for office in Texas and said they admired his ability to spread awareness and positivity.

“Well, thank you, man. I’m measuring it. Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. … I just — I’m more of a folksy and philosopher poet statesman than I am a, per se, definitive politician,” McConaughey told the hosts in an episode released yesterday.

“So I go, well, that’s a reason not to, but then I go, no, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefinition, but I’m measuring, you know, what is my category? What’s my embassy?”

ConservativeBrief further reported that “…any talk that the actor would run as a Democrat, he did raise eyebrows last year when he blasted the “illiberal left” for behaving in an “arrogant” manner toward conservatives because that cut off any chance at a compromising dialogue at a time when the country is bitterly divided, politically.

Also, in an interview with English comedian Russell Brand for an episode of Brand’s podcast “Under the Skin,” McConaughey did cite the right for believing in “fake news,” but he added that the “far-Left” has driven people on the right away from achieving any sort of happy medium.

McConaughey has previously said a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a “true consideration.” His latest comments come after a poll this week showed that he leads Gov. Greg Abbott (R) 44 percent to 35 percent in a hypothetical race. 

Earlier this year, Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said he hoped the actor would not enter the race, saying, “I think he would undoubtedly be formidable” during an interview on the “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”

Axios reported earlier this week that Beto O’Rourke is reportedly getting ready to enter the governor’s race, though the Texan has not officially made an announcement. 

Republican strategist Karl Rove told Politico earlier this year that he found a McConaughey run to be “improbable, but it’s not out of the question.”

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