Matthew McConaughey is a talented guy. The famed movie star now turned author, has proved it time and time again. He even had a stand-up tour planned pre-COVID. But now he’s toying with even more future career paths, including one taken by another movie star (albeit more than a decade ago). In recent days, McConaughey has talked again about possibly running for governor of Texas.
It was in an interview earlier this week to promote his new memoir that McConaughey revived talk about a possible political run in his future. When asked if he would be interested in running for the governor of Texas, he certainly didn’t say no.
“That wouldn’t be up to me, it would be up to the people more than me,” he said. Then he proceeded to make some very good Matthew McConaughey-ish points.
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“Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now,” he said. “When politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.” He then talked about the importance of personal values and rebinding social contracts between Americans. He later said in a separate interview that whatever leadership role he can be most useful in, he’ll ‘drink to that.’
That is what you want out of a leader. Someone who genuinely cares about people, and responds to a call to action with courage and a drink.