Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, who is considering a run for Texas governor, hinted again at political ambitions on Sunday with a patriotic message of unity and puberty released for Independence Day.
â€œHappy birthday, America!â€ he began. â€œLetâ€™s admit that this last yearâ€™s trip around the sun was also another head-scratcher. Letâ€™s also remember that we are babies. As a country, we are basically going through puberty in comparison to other countriesâ€™ timelines.â€Â
McConaughey said the nation is going through growing pains, and urged Americans to keep learning, striving and climbing.
â€œWe gotta make sure we maintain hope along the way as we continue to evolve,â€ he said. â€œWhy? Because itâ€™s who we are. Why? Because the alternative sucks.â€Â
McConaughey, who won the 2014 Best Actor awardÂ for his role in â€œDallas Buyers Club,â€ called for unity, and asked his followers to reflect on the state of the nation.Â
â€œTake a little bit of inventory on where weâ€™ve come from, where we are, and how and where we want to go from here on the way to being the best we can be,â€ the Texas native said.Â â€œNow what if that was a song that each of us just said, â€™I canâ€™t not sing that songâ€™.â€Â
Earlier this year, a poll found McConaughey â€• who has described himself as neither a Democrat nor Republican but rather â€œaggressively centricâ€ â€• with a 12-point lead over Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.Â
A poll this weekend, however, found Abbott with a one-point edge.
Former Rep. Beto Oâ€™Rourke (D), also reportedly considering a run for governor, trails Abbott by 12.Â
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