Susan Sarandon Clears Up Clinton Comments


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By Joe Messina

The “Susan Sarandon won’t vote for Hillary Clinton” story has been done to death, but Sarandon cleared up the issue pretty well in this interview on Real Time with Bill Maher, which is why I recommend the clip below.

If you haven’t been following, Chris Hayes asked Sarandon, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter, if she would vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election during an interview on MSNBC. In her answer to Hayes, Sarandon wouldn’t promise to vote for Clinton, and even implied that Donald Trump might be a less harmful choice.

When Maher brought the issue back up, Sarandon first confirmed that she is not a Trump supporter. She then pointed out what a lot of individuals and media outlets have been missing about this issue – many of Sanders’ supporters are independents or Green Party members and other people who may not have been invested in a major party candidate before. It doesn’t make sense to expect these people to vote for a Democrat because she’s a Democrat. You can argue that they should, you can argue that they’re foolish not to, but at the end of the day it’s not just going to happen because you want it to, or because Clinton wants it to. Clinton and the Democratic Party are going to have to give these people real reasons to vote for her should Clinton become the nominee.

My guess is that Sarandon will more than likely vote for Clinton if she’s the nominee, but the real problem here is the question itself. Why are people – reporters, no less – grilling Sanders supporters on this now? Sure, it’s looking more likely that it’s going to be Clinton, but the race isn’t over yet. Let the primaries happen before we worry about how people will vote in the general.

Watch the whole clip below.


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