People dismiss Matthew “Alright alright alright” McConaughey as vapid and a pothead. But he’s actually quite thought out. And a pothead.
On Tuesday he was on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” and he was asked about becoming governor of the state he calls home, Texas, he didn’t say no.
“You’re kind of center-right in the view of people, you could be governor of Texas. Are you ever going to run for anything?,” asked host Hugh Hewitt.
“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 actor replied.
“Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now,” McConaughey continued, “and when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”
When asked what issue he believed both Democrats and Republicans could get behind, McConaughey responded that he wants to “get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again.”
The country, he said, “doesn’t trust each other.”
“That leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy,” McConaughey said.
“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?’”
The “True Detective” star also touched on Joe Biden’s win over President Trump in the White House race earlier this month.
“Coming out of the election right now, we’ve got to stabilize. 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.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, is up for re-election in 2022.