Matthew McConaughey seems awfully gubernatorial for his 4th of July message to America — but his message also sounds pretty damn appealing … let’s unite, and maybe sing about it.
The actor — and rumored Texas Governor hopeful — just posted a video addressed to these United States … and it’s chock-full of that classic MMC charm, but underneath all the charisma and showmanship, Matt’s actually got a great sentiment he’s trying to impart.
Check it out … the guy’s talking all about how we, as a country, need to constantly be reminded that we’re striving toward an ideal, and that we should be working toward that in harmony with one another. He even suggests what sounds like a new national anthem.
Of course, the backdrop of his remarks here is a lot of renewed chatter on what America means today … and for whom. Consider Macy Gray’s call for a revamped flag, and more recently … when Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry turned her back on the flag/anthem.
In Matt’s eyes … those feelings are not something to shy away from, but to embrace — and work to get better for everyone’s sake. He acknowledges we should be attempting to be as inclusive in our individual pursuits … because it really benefits everyone, and reminds us — we’re Americans, united as one. We know … it’s got politico prose written all over it.
Speaking of that … Matt has slipped in favorability of late in a hypothetical run between himself and incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott (a Republican) — but not by much, just 1 point.
Texas Governor Polling:
Abbott (R): 39%
McConaughey (D): 38%
Abbott (R): 45%
Abbott (R): 46%
Huffines (D): 22%
He’s still doing a heck of a lot better than actual politicians who are rumored/already set to run as well … including Beto O’Rourke and Don Huffines. So, all things considered — he’s being eyed as the favorite to go head to head with Abbott.
And, after a message like this … we’re guessing his numbers will go up.