Matthew McConaughey tells Hugh Hewitt he wouldn’t rule out a future run for office in Texas

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Actor Matthew McConaughey has acknowledged that he could potentially one day be interested in running for office — and believe it or not, but this admission from a Hollywood celebrity bodes exceptionally well for conservatives.

Speaking Tuesday on conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt’s nationally syndicated program, the Texas native was specifically pressed over the potential prospect of one day running to serve as Texas’s governor.

“You’re kind of center-right in the view of people. … You could be governor of Texas. You ever going to run for anything?” Hewitt asked.

“I don’t know. That would be up to the people more than it would be me. I would say this. 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,” the actor replied.

When then asked what he’d do if he were the “brand ambassador” for the U.S. and what exactly he’d “recommend that both Republicans and Democrats could get behind,” McConaughey spoke of the importance of values.

“I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again, no matter what side of the aisle. We have broken those social constructs. We don’t trust each other, and that leads to us not trusting ourselves. If that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy,” he said.

“So I’m all for the individual, but I think to make collective change, the individual has to look in the mirror and say how can I be a little bit better today. How can the selfish decision I want to make for myself correlate but also be the decision that’s best for the most amount of people?”

Listen to the back-and-forth discussion below starting from the 17:39  mark:

Now, while his statement about “collective change” may sound a bit sketchy to those conservatives concerned about socialism, the fact remains that McConaughey is indeed a “center-right” guy” — one who’s repeatedly exuded conservative values.

Last month he condemned cancel culture, called out the “illiberalism” taking root in mainstream culture, and pushed back on the growing movement on the left to “defund the police.”

After the coronavirus pandemic erupted last spring, McConaughey held a virtual bingo game with residents of a Texas senior living facility.

Now flashback to 2017 when in response to Democrats and their media allies relentlessly attacking then-newly elected President Donald Trump, the outspoken Hollywood actor told them to cut it out.

“[H]e’s our president. … (I)t’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact and be constructive with him over the next four years,”  he said.

The actor’s most conservative trait may be his religious faith.

The actor made international headlines in 2014 when he used his acceptance speech at that year’s Academy Awards to pay tribute to God.

“First off I want to thank God, because he’s the one I look up to. He’s graced my life with opportunities which I know are not of my hand or any other human kind,”  he said.

“He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton, who said, ‘When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.'”


He spoke about this moment during an appearance last month on podcast host Joe Rogan’s show.

“I have had moments where I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood and there were people in the crowd that I have prayed with before dinners, many times,” he said.

And when I thank God, I saw some of those people go to clap, but then notice that, ‘This could be a bad thing on my resume,’ and then sit back on their hands.”

He added that he’s “seen people read the room” and choose to abstain from clapping because clapping “wouldn’t bode well for [them] in the future for getting a job or getting votes or what have you.”

Why? Because Hollywood is radically left-wing, which is why in most cases, conservatives wouldn’t want an actor or actress running for anything.

But in McConaughey’s case, things appear to be radically different, pun intended …


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