Back in 2021, actor Matthew McConaughey famously toyed with the intent to run for governor against Gov. Greg Abbot and Beto O'Rourke before ultimately removing himself from consideration just over two weeks before the candidate filing deadline for the Texas primary.
For now, it seems McConaughey is pretty content on not running for governor, but he hasn’t ruled it out completely.
While appearing on the Smartless podcast, McConaughey revealed, “It's not something I want to visit now. I'm raising three children right now and it's a great adventure doing that. I want to see that through. My only thing I ever knew I wanted to be was a dad...I have to measure, Where can I be most useful? And I want to enjoy myself."
Smartless co-host Jason Bateman joked that in ten or eight years, after his kids are older, McConaughey will be on the ticket, in which McConaughey didn't disagree.
McConaughey continued saying, “Hard work doesn't scare me but I'm an artist. I'm a storyteller. I'm a folksinger. Now, are those parts of me that could be useful in a political position of leadership to be the CEO of a state or country? Maybe. But raising my three kids right now is a hard but fair fight. Going into politics right now? Is a hard and unfair fight."
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