A-list actor Matthew McConaughey spoke at Dreamforce, a conference hosted by tech firm Salesforce, in San Fransisco this week, saying that he would consider running for president.
Yeah I'll consider it in the future, I'd be arrogant not to, absolutely I would consider it. If I got into any form of politics I'd be remiss not to also go in as an artist and a storyteller; help put a narrative together.
McConaughey has been notoriously noncommittal in politics in the past, with no declared party. He said that he believes his centrist position could reach to reasonable people on both sides of the aisle.
He has said in the past that he does not support vax mandates for children, to the applause of the Right, but has also advocated for stricter gun control measures, making him a darling on the Left, depending on the hot button issue of the moment.
In 2022, he considered running for the 2022 gubernatorial election in his home state of Texas, but announced in November of last year that he would not compete in that race.
He said of running for president, "If that happened to me I would be pulled into it. If I'm living right, which I'm trying to, we get pulled into things ... it's inevitable. I didn't choose it, it chose me."
I don't know about you, but I think I'm living right, and I sure don't see the presidency of the United States of America choosing me anytime soon, but I suppose if it did it could be seen as arrogant to say no.
But that seems like a stretch, even for someone as well-known and well-liked as Matthew McConaughey.
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