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Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: samintx
Date: April 29, 2021 10:08PM
Has a 12 pt lead over Abbott,TX gov. Will he run against Abbott?
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 29, 2021 10:20PM
No! No more actors or reality TV stars!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/2021 10:20PM by S. Pupp.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 29, 2021 10:24PM
....alright......alright.....alright.....



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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: kj
Date: April 30, 2021 12:32AM
He's pretty good at impression management, or something, but I have no idea where he's coming from in general. Has he ever really taken anything seriously? Maybe that wouldn't matter. In an age where "better than Trump" is good enough, who can you rule out?
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 30, 2021 06:10AM
Caitlin Jenner of Texas.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 30, 2021 07:26AM
Yeah, no thx. Even if he ran as a dem and could win.

I agree w Pupp. Those people who think that, despite a total lack of experience, they could easily solve society’s problems if elected should generally not be allowed anywhere near political office.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 30, 2021 09:02AM
He simply isn’t going to take the pay cut.



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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 30, 2021 09:49AM
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samintx
Has a 12 pt lead over Abbott,TX gov.

Alright, alright, alright...



It is what it is.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 30, 2021 09:59AM
As someone who lived through the birth of the modern celebrity politician movement (Jesse Ventura as Governor of Minnesota), I am truly sorry as it led to the last 4 years.

However, I am not sure Ventura was worse than the GOP alternative (he won due to an odd 3-way race, so there was also a DFL option). The GOP candidate ran on 'fiscal responsibility' but had been personally bankrupt... If he had been governor instead of JV, there would have been all sorts of major issues.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 30, 2021 10:47AM
I see nothing wrong with this



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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 30, 2021 10:47AM
deja vu
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 30, 2021 10:55AM
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Speedy
He simply isn’t going to take the pay cut.

Doesn't apply. See: Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 30, 2021 11:14AM
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sekker
As someone who lived through the birth of the modern celebrity politician movement (Jesse Ventura as Governor of Minnesota)...

I'd propose that Reagan was the birth of "modern" celebrity politician movement. But before Reagan there were other actors:

Helen Gahagan Douglas - Member U.S. House of Representatives, January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951
An American actress and politician

John Davis Lodge - Governor of Connecticut, January 3, 1951 – January 5, 1955
An American movie actor, lawyer, politician, and diplomat.

George Murphy - United States Senator from California, January 1, 1965 – January 2, 1971
Murphy was a song-and-dance leading man in many big-budget Hollywood musicals from 1930 to 1952.

And to lesser degrees, many others - [en.m.wikipedia.org]

Also, sports stars who went into politics goes way back, long before Ventura. Just a few predating Ventura:
- Bill Bradley
- Jim Bunning
- Jack Kemp

[en.m.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: April 30, 2021 12:47PM
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DeusxMac

Also, sports stars who went into politics goes way back, long before Ventura. Just a few predating Ventura:
- Bill Bradley
- Jim Bunning
- Jack Kemp

[en.m.wikipedia.org]

Bradley kind of had the education thing down. Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University; graduate degree in politics, philosophy and economics. Graduated from Princeton University in 1965 with a degree with honors in American history.

Kemp had read a book or two also. Postgraduate studies in economics at Long Beach State University and California Western University in San Diego.

Bunning had a BA in economics and reportedly played a big role in the success of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Served as the pension rep for the American League players and was a member of the union's executive board.



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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: btfc
Date: April 30, 2021 01:22PM
Anyone But Abbott!
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 30, 2021 01:49PM
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Blankity Blank
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DeusxMac

Also, sports stars who went into politics goes way back, long before Ventura. Just a few predating Ventura:
- Bill Bradley
- Jim Bunning
- Jack Kemp

[en.m.wikipedia.org]

Bradley kind of had the education thing down. Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University; graduate degree in politics, philosophy and economics. Graduated from Princeton University in 1965 with a degree with honors in American history.

Kemp had read a book or two also. Postgraduate studies in economics at Long Beach State University and California Western University in San Diego.

Bunning had a BA in economics and reportedly played a big role in the success of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Served as the pension rep for the American League players and was a member of the union's executive board.

Yes, but they DID have major name recognition already BECAUSE of their former sports successes, BEFORE they went into politics. They were celebrities first.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 30, 2021 01:54PM
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btfc
Anyone But Abbott!

Costello, then?
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 30, 2021 06:06PM
Tom Lehrer pays tribute to George Murphy:
[www.youtube.com] (1965)

During the last election we had a good deal
Of fun back east following your senatorial
Contest out here. I'm from Massachusetts,
And I feel that we have a certain right to
Gloat over the other states because Massachusetts
Is after all the only state with three senators.
Anyway, here's a salute to your new junior senator:
Hollywood's often tried to mix
Show business with politics
From Helen Gahagan
To Ronald Reagan?
But Mr. Murphy is the star
Who's done the best by far.
Oh, gee, it's great!
At last we've got a senator who can really sing and dance.
We can't expect America to win against its foes
With no one in the Senate who can really tap his toes.
The movies that you've seen
On your television screen
Show his legislative talents at a glance.
Should Americans pick crops? George says "No",
'Cause no one but a Mexican would stoop so low.
And after all, even in Egypt, the pharaohs
Had to import Hebrew braceros.
Think of all the musicals we have in store.
Imagine: Broadway Melody of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Yes, now that he's a Senator, he's really got the chance
To give the public a song and dance!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2021 06:07PM by Steve G..
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: bfd
Date: April 30, 2021 10:53PM
One thing that the Governator still freely admits is just how ill-prepared he was for Sacramento, and just how difficult he found it to get anything accomplished.

If you're not a political power in a political state like California (or Texas for that matter), you'll get eaten alive.
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Re: Matt McConaughey?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 01, 2021 06:08PM
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bfd
One thing that the Governator still freely admits is just how ill-prepared he was for Sacramento, and just how difficult he found it to get anything accomplished.

If you're not a political power in a political state like California (or Texas for that matter), you'll get eaten alive.

As one of his first big critics, I can say he found it difficult to be what he felt was Republican, when Republicanism shifted to so many other things. He basically was a moderate. I would say more of a Democrat than a Republican. I think his legacy will be in his appointees to the courts and other offices. He appointed a "liberal Republican," Abel Maldonado who was hated by his own party as Lt Governor. In the end it didn't work out so well for Abel.
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