“Matthew McConaughey seems kind of open to running for governor of TX” links

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Will Matthew McConaughey run for governor of Texas? If we’re getting celebrities to run in Texas, why not Andy Roddick? [Dlisted]
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37 Responses to ““Matthew McConaughey seems kind of open to running for governor of TX” links”

  1. Jay says:

    I mean, this is sort of like how George Clooney won’t rule out running for president when he has something to promote, right? On the other hand, name recognition would help and they’ve surely had less capable governors… would rather see mcconaughey own a sports team though.

    • MissMarierose says:

      He does. He owns Austin FC.

    • meskeet says:

      the difference is george clooney has TONS of skeletons in his closet – though most are in the Lake Como area. he, Amal & their twins + the help have been in his LA place this entire year. he did plan for political ambitions – Amal was part of that plan.

      post-metoo & with certain investigations going on abroad, thats not on the list anymore

  2. Chris says:

    Noooooooo. Please, celebrities with no governing experience, stop assuming you are qualified for office. If a mechanic rolled out of bed one morning and said “I think I’ll run for Governor” we would balk. Run for local office, it’s important and more normal people should be involved. Get involved in supporting activists. You do not always have to be the star of everything. I know you’ve spent your life with people blowing smoke up your butt, but you’re not automatically awesome at everything. I thought we just learned our lesson with Trump!?

    • Green Desert says:

      Chris, thank you. I’m SO sick of celebrities acting like they’re qualified to run for the highest elected offices. No. If you REALLY want to get into politics, run for local office. You could actually change things there. But that’s not what they want, to change things – just to feed their egos. Stop.

    • lola says:

      100% agree.

    • lucy2 says:

      All of this, times a million.
      I certainly think an actor is capable of holding office, but don’t START with governor, especially of a massive state like Texas. Smaller offices, build your resume and experience.

    • escondista says:

      on the one hand: NUUUUUUUUU.
      on the other hand: I’d vote for him over Abbott.

    • Jen says:

      Wait, why should we balk at a mechanic running for Governor?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think we need to make a different plea: Americans, please stop VOTING for celebrities with no governing experience. Anyone can run, but it is the citizens that give them any power. Now that Trump won, every kind of celeb is going to get the idea they succeed because the PEOPLE elected Trump.

    • Lola Coasters says:

      Absolutely and look where a famous guy with zero experience has got the county right now. Start with local politics and learn the ropes just like it should be for all positions.

  3. Seraphina says:

    Trump elected POTUS four years ago, a massive pandemic changing life as we know it, Kate growing before our eyes into FQC – why not for Matt to go into politics. At this rate, anything can happen.

    • Anne Call says:

      Ronald Reagan, Arnold and Hulk Hogan all did this. Celebrities with no previous political experience running and winning. We are a nation of morons.

  4. candy says:

    Idiocracy.

  5. Chrissy says:

    Can we please learn our lesson from Trump and not elect unqualified egomaniacal celebrities into government positions? Please?

  6. Liz version 700 says:

    Alright alright alright I say no way no way no way!

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This is the problem with celebrities. And internet personalities. And anyone with a huge following. Somewhere in their self-obsessed uneducated brains, popularity equates to ability. I’ve actually heard certain actors put their educations on pedestals because of diversified roles. It’s absurd.

  8. Ashley says:

    Oh god please no. Texas is already a dumpster fire with Abbot, Cornyn, Cruz and the rest of the sh-theads that run this place. Ive been stuck here because of Covid and I am just waiting to be let out. Seriously I can’t run away fast enough. Texas used to be a good place to live, home prices are through the roof. Too many California migrants are making prices crazy insane. All I think about is how I spent 700€ to live in Paris but they’re asking for $2000 to live here. Gee… which would I rather have… no contest. I doubt Matty knows anything about government and nothing in his interviews have told me he does. The problem is a few people in Austin have told him he is King of Austin so he thinks he can do the same for the rest of Texas, but I don’t think anyone from Houston or Dallas care as much for him. I know no one in San Antonio does.

  9. olliesmom says:

    Yes I completely agree! If you aspire to a higher office someday, work your way up through the ranks starting with your local municipal, township or county offices. And then state and THEN federal. Get some government experience on all levels so that you know how it works.

  10. anon says:

    Matthew McConaughey has about as much business running for governor of Texas as a cactus in Norway. He has zero qualifications and the last thing that state needs is an actor cosplaying at governance.

    Hell no.

  11. Bex says:

    I know everyone is sick of celebrities running for office and I 100% get it, but if he could flip Texas blue, totally worth it. The only way we are ever getting rid of the electoral college that cements GOP white minority rule is by flipping Texas. Just make sure he hires competent civil servants to do all the actual work.

  12. jferber says:

    I don’t have a problem if he has excellent democratic advisors. He’s a smart guy, I believe and if he’s a Democrat? Hell to the yes.

  13. Trish says:

    The very best tweet about this wondered if he’d run as a Democrat or as an Alt-right Alt-right Alt-right

  14. Delphine says:

    Daisy Ridley looks like a Chanel pirate and I do not like it one bit.

  15. The Recluse says:

    On Colbert, McConaughey kind of shot that down. He expressed the notion that he might be able to do more good as a citizen than as president, so he and we are safe.

  16. JillyBeann says:

    I was not a fan of him but the other day i started reading his book Greenlights. Wow its a fabulous read – and if there were an actor who could ever run – it would be him. Believe me – I am floored about how insightful this book is – and absolutely enjoyable

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:

      I really liked his (audio) book too! I have been dealing with a variety of stressors these last few weeks and his “greenlights” philosophy was really helpful – eventually, “red lights” will turn green.

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