Matthew McConaughey talks 2020 election

George W Bush warns Matthew McConaughey that politics is a ’tough business’

The actor has raised the possibility of running for the governor of Texas

Peony Hirwani@peony_hirwani
Thursday 22 April 2021 10:20
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Former US President George W Bush commented on actor Matthew McConaughey’s possible run for Texas’ governor calling it a “tough business”.

During an appearance on the Today show, co-hosted by his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, the previous Texas governor turned president said: “I read that about Matthew, yeah... I tell you this, it`s a tough business” when asked about the 51-year-old actor’s chance of winning in the 2022 race.

The former first lady, Laura Bush additionally appeared with the President on the morning broadcast.

The Academy Award winner has not definitively said he will run for office. However, while promoting his memoir Greenlights, the actor raised the possibility of running for the governor of Texas in many interviews.

During an interview withThe Balanced Voice podcast, the actor said: “Running for governor in Texas was a true consideration.”

Furthermore, during an interview with Hugh Hewitt on The Hugh Hewitt Show, the Interstellar actor said that running for office wouldn’t be up to him.

He said: “It would be up to the people more than it would be up to me. I would say this: Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”

Recently, a survey conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler showed that 45 per cent of registered voters in the state would vote for McConaughey.

“Matthew McConaughey gets a huge boost from tremendous name recognition, and recognition for what he does to help Texans and add to the celebration of the state’s successes,” said political scientist Mark Owens.

“Most of our survey respondents know his story, but many are waiting to see how he opens his next chapter.” he added.

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