Actor Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday in a Twitter video messages that the future of political leadership is not in the cards – right now.
After admitting that he had spent time learning about politics and considered running for governor of Texas, McConaughey said he decided to focus his efforts on the private sector.
“As a simple kid born in the small town of Uvalde, Texas, I never thought I would one day be considered for political leadership. It’s been such a humble and inspiring path. That is also the path that I said.
He also noted that he studied Texas politics and American politics.
“What have I learned? So much. That we have some problems to fix. Our politics needs new purpose. We have broken divisions that need healing,” he said.
McConaughey also said that he will continue to support the entrepreneurs, businesses, and platforms that he “believes to be leaders.”
“Institutions I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life,” McConaughey said. “Organizations have a mission to serve and build trust and create prosperity – that’s the dream American dream”. “Politicians, good people, can get us where we need to go … but let’s be clear, they can’t do anything for us unless we choose to do it for ourselves.”
Republican Governor Greg Abbott will run for a third term in Texas. Beto O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 2018 and the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, kicked off his campaign earlier this month.