Matthew McConaughey is about to decide whether or not to run for the office of Governor of Texas.
“I will let you know shortly,” said the star, who already a year ago had talked about the possibility of entering politics.
But if then it was only a very low probability eventuality, which he himself defined only as “a vague hypothesis”, this time things would seem to have changed. A few months ago the actor re-evaluated the hypothesis, making it much more solid than it was.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for 20 years, and I know what I want to do, but am I holding onto my answer? No. It’s a new leadership that I have really diligently studied, scrutinized, wondering what it is, what it would be for me. The question isn’t ‘Hey, do you think I could win?’ No. Let’s talk about what Texas politics is. Of a political statement. I am a storyteller. I am a CEO. But being the CEO of a state? Am I best equipped for the inhabitants of the state, for my family and for myself? There is a great sacrifice that comes with the decision. This is what I did, and there is nothing to anticipate. I will let you know shortly ”, these are the words of Matthew McConaughey.
Sibylline and cryptic words? It would not seem, at all … Between the lines we read “only” a Hamletic doubt, relating to one’s abilities. In a very responsible and mature way, the star wonders if he is the right person to represent a state.
The verdict will not come too long, however, as the deadline for submitting the candidacy for Governor of Texas is set for December 13. By that date, McConaughey’s decision will then have to be officially revealed.
Eighteen days, that’s the time frame that separates us from actor Matthew McConaughey to (possibly) Governor Matthew McConaughey. The fateful day is upon us and fans of the Uvalde-born actor (who is of course in Texas) are waiting for this revelation more than the day the Christmas tree will be decorated, so to speak.