A-list actor Matthew McConaughey has made no secret of his disgust with the radical Left.
Rumors of a possible challenge to current Texas Governor Greg Abbott by McConaughey have been swirling for months.
But Matthew McConaughey’s possible gubernatorial run is hitting a bit of a roadblock.
Matthew McConaughey is undoubtedly one of the most well-known actors in the world right now.
From his breakout role in the cult classic Dazed and Confused to his iconic Lincoln commercials, McConaughey has seen success at nearly every turn of his career.
And now he’s considering a very different role.
Matthew McConaughey has stated his interest in a possible run for Governor of Texas a few times now.
This doesn’t come as welcome news to failed Senate candidate Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
According to polling data, McConaughey is in a dead heat with incumbent Governor Greg Abbott, but poor Beto is trailing way behind.
Clearly, McConaughey’s immense popularity and name recognition gives him an advantage, but there are other reasons O’Rourke isn’t gaining steam like some thought he would.
The Dallas Morning News recently reported:
“Abbott, a two-term Republican, is favored by 39% of Texans of all political stripes, while McConaughey, who hasn’t picked a political party or even committed to running, draws backing from 38% . . . If O’Rourke tosses his bandanna in the ring, he starts out behind: While about two-thirds of Democrats support O’Rourke, 78% of the more numerous Republicans back Abbott. And Abbott’s edging O’Rourke among independents (35%-28%), for an overall lead of 45%-33% in their general-election showdown.”
Yes, you read that right. McConaughey hasn’t even indicated what political party he will be affiliated with if he runs for governor.
That is sort of an important part of any run for office.
One reason is that the actor doesn’t quite fit the mold of either party.
In interviews, McConaughey has discussed his strong Christian faith and support of gun rights.
He’s also talked at length about how frustrated he is with what he calls the “illiberal Left.”
Given he’s breaking rank with the Hollywood elite, who hold very hardline liberal beliefs, it’s unlikely McConaughey could run as a Democrat.
And, it looks like if the actor were to run as an Independent, he would pull votes from whoever the Democrats decide to run, not from Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
It’s become clear that the moderate Blue Dog Democrats of decades past no longer exist, and one must be a radical liberal to be in the Democrat party, so McConaughey’s options are indeed limited.
Democrats know that candidates like Beto O’Rourke and their radical stances will not get elected in a state like Texas, no matter how hard they try.
It doesn’t appear the Democrat Party has any viable way of flipping Texas blue like they so desperately want to.
At least not yet…
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on developments in this ongoing story.