This is a commentary.
Since teasing a potential run for Texas governor earlier this year, Matthew McConaughey has remained a popular choice, despite not being an actual candidate. And it's easy to see why. The Academy Award winner is handsome and disarming, with a tendency to slip in and out of his native Texas drawl. He has a supermodel wife and beautiful children and lives with his mom. He owns many themed suits, which he often wears while teams. , like the kind of guy who drives an F-350 and enjoys the occasional toke-and-bongo session.
But more than anything, McConaughey remains a popular choice because he has stayed mum on nearly every contentious issue in modern politics. Does he support abortion rights? Is he a pro police reform? Does he want a border wall? Despite fielding dozens of questions from journalists in recent months, he's dodged nearly every single one, making it unclear where he stands on almost anything. Though this middle-of-the-road stance can be infuriating to those who wish he'd just pick a side already, it's a brand of politics that is increasingly resonating with voters from Richmond, Virginia, to Victoria, Texas.