Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey revealed Sunday he won’t be jumping into the race for Texas governor.
He said so in a three-minute Twitter video that was so incredibly vapid, it may have been written by a sentient fortune cookie.
“It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder,” McConaughey said of running. “It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”
The Texas actor had long been teasing a run for governor, and polls even showed him outperforming Gov. Greg Abbott.
In the video, McConaughey says he has been studying politics in Texas and America.
“What have I learned? A lot,” he says. “That we have some problems we need to fix. That our politics needs new purpose. That we have divides that need healing. That we need more trust in our lives.”
McConaughey continues: shared values are good, children are good, serving others is good. What the state really needs to invest in, he says, is more trust.
(Sadly investments in the state’s power grid or healthcare infrastructure were not insights gleaned by the self-described philosopher-poet-statesman.)
The video is reminiscent of an interview McConaughey had with The New York Times where he revealed a poor grasp of ongoing state issues.
Instead of running for governor McConaughey said he would continue to aid foundations and entrepreneurs that he said are leaders and can create pathways to success for Texans.
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