Matthew McConaughey is apparently considering a run against Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Yeah, the actor. Mr, “Alright alright alright.” You know him.
Greg Abbot knows him as well.
“We’ve known each other, for a long time now. Interestingly, we both grew up in Longview, Texas. We both went to the University of Texas. We were actually both members of the same fraternity at the University of Texas, and we would hang out together at some University of Texas football games. And his wife was a frequent visitor with my wife, and they’re friends, and so yes, we do know him. And listen, there’s no doubt that he’s a good guy. He’s a great guy. He’s very engaging, but there is similarly no doubt that he’s never taken a position on politics. And as people who really know what politics is all about, once you start taking positions, your popularity as some Hollywood hero begins to wane, and people pigeonhole you in one category or another.”
It would appear as though Abbot respects what Mr. McConaughey is trying to do, but isn’t exactly feeling like he’s on the hot seat.
It remains to be seen if McConaughey even stays committed to a race once he discovers what happens to conservative actors.
“We’ll just have to wait and see if he starts taking positions. Is he for abortion, or is he pro-life like I am? Is he really going to step up and do something about the most pressing issue in the state of Texas, and that is actually secure the border like what I’m doing? Is he going to support the effort like what I have done to defund cities that defund the police? All kinds of things where you’ve got to take some hard positions where … you will win some friends, and you’ll also win some enemies along the way,” Abbot said.
In Hollywood, those views will win you 100% enemies, not just “some.” Abbot probably knows that, it’s just up to Matthew to discover the news for himself.
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