Matthew McConaughey has broken ranks from his colleagues in Hollywood.
He’s big on his home state where leftists have a love-fest over “hell yes, we’re going to take your” AR-15 Beto O’Rourke running for governor.
And McConaughey just made a big announcement about a big move he’s been spit-balling for months.
Actor Matthew McConaughey has become a serious contender for governor of Texas.
A recent poll showed that he had an 8-point lead on incumbent Greg Abbott, and a whopping 22-point lead on failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
But McConaughey just announced that he would not be seeking office.
He said in a video message:
“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward,” McConaughey said at the beginning of a three-minute video posted to Twitter. “Useful to myself, useful to my family and to the most amount of people…As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership,” he said. “It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I am choosing not to take at this moment.”
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) November 29, 2021
McConaughey has caught flak from Democrats for having conversations with people like Jordan Peterson and attacking the “illiberal Left.”
The scrutiny would’ve only intensified if McConaughey had run for office, especially if he did so as a Republican or independent.
McConaughey’s party affiliation would be difficult to pin down.
He calls himself a centrist and has many liberal friends in Hollywood, but he’s also a practicing Christian who is in favor of gun rights.
McConaughey also said he would not vaccinate his young kids.
Of course, there’s also a mixed history when celebrities run for political office, it can either be really good or really bad.
On one side you have former President Ronald Reagan who turned out to be a great President and leader for our nation.
And on the other side of the spectrum you have Arnold Schwarzenegger who sucked at both being a politician and an actor.
At the end of the day, McConaughey could probably do more good as a voice of sanity in Hollywood versus sitting in the governor’s office.
American culture needs more people who aren’t fringe leftists that have gone off the deep end.
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