In a recent interview, McConaughey said he's considering running for the governor of Texas. He shared, “Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a movie star known for his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club, among many others, outlined his political philosophies recently. Other than his acting skills, people admire him for his nature and personality.
The Texas star stated that he wouldn't be opposed to running for governor, but it would be "up to the people."
When pressed by radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on a podcast recording Tuesday about a potential gubernatorial run, McConaughey spoke about his political leanings — and whether he would consider running for Texas governor or another political run.
“I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” the Oscar winner, 51, said on Wednesday, November 18.
He continued, “Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”
He pointed out other Hollywood figures who have successfully found their way into politics, like former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood, late President Ronald Reagan, and President Trump.
Though the interview was largely focused on the release of his new memoir Greenlight, McConaughey used the occasion to shed light on the sad state of American politics that has left people divided. "This country’s got to stabilize first before we start to say, 'OK, here’s how we’re marching out of this together forward,'" he said.
“We have to understand that our leaders can’t do it for us.” Matthew @McConaughey on why we can’t wait for leaders to unify us, and why we must do it ourselves #TIME100Talks https://t.co/QH3W8iKCCI pic.twitter.com/zlkGDo2oVD— TIME (@TIME) December 6, 2020
The interstellar star went on to describe how he believes Americans have lost trust in each other and that he would like to see the country “get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other” and move forward after the Trump Administration’s four divisive years in the White House.
"That leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy. I’m all for the individual, and I think it’s for — to make collective change that the individual needs to look in the mirror and say, 'How can I be a little bit better today?'" said McConaughey, according to The Hill.
The actor also spoke about his political views in another interview with Esquire. He urged people to "meet in the middle."
"We're really not thinking about a long view about where we're going and how to get there, you know? The far left doesn't seem to want to ever be able to admit the evil that mankind can possess, and the far-right doesn't want to think past tomorrow… I want to propose meeting in the middle as a dare," said the 51-year-old.
He added, "I dare you to meet in the middle, instead of like, Oh, that's a place of great compromise. I dare you to come over here and have a look, to have to meet in the middle, at least have to look at the opposition in the eye. At least shake their hand and go, Well what can we agree on?"
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