A week ago we learned that a surprising number of Texans admitted that they would vote for Matthew McConaughey – he’s Shocked and confused, True Detective, and Surfer, Dude – as governor. Never mind that McConaughey didn’t really make his political stance clear because Texans went through it a lot lately that many of them would rather vote for an unknown number (and nice guy all around) than deal with many Governor Greg Abbott.
As for me, McConaughey pull his leg about announcing whether he was running, and he made the call, two weeks before the deadline. In a video uploaded to his Twitter account, McConaughey hinted that he was as surprised as anyone that people would consider him for the position, but alas, that didn’t happen.
“As a simple kid born in the small town of Uvalde, Texas,” Fool’s Gold star statement. “I never thought that one day I would be considered for political leadership. It is a humbling and inspiring path to reflection. It’s also the path I’m choosing not to take at this point.”
So it looks like this race will be Abbott vs Beto O’Rourke, but McConaughey won’t be leaving Texas entirely in a wobbly state. Here’s what he’ll still do:
“I will continue to work and invest the money I earn by supporting the entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations that I believe are leaders, foundations that I believe are creating people. way for people to succeed in life, organizations are on a mission to serve and build trust and create prosperity. It’s the American dream.”
And he added some ambiguity to make sure we were okay, okay, okay with his decision. “Politicians?” McConaughey asked. “Good people can get us where we need to be, yes. But let’s be clear, they can’t do anything for us unless we choose to do it for ourselves.”
Can anyone blame him for refusing to climb into the “Pocket of the mouse”? No way. There’s a whole bunch of mess to clean up in Texas, and kudos to him for leaving the door to mess with people. Also, now McConaughey has more time (as the name of his foundation suggests) Just keep Livin,’ and even better, more time to do this again:
(Via McConaughey on Twitter)
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