Susan Sarandon speaks to BBC Newsnight on why she’s not backing Hillary Clinton in the Presidential election.
In this eloquent interview, Sarandon discusses the importance of voting your values not your fears and why she is backing Green Party Candidate Jill Stein for President.
“I don’t Vote with my Vagina” was her response when asked would she not be proud of having a first woman President, stating “I want the First Woman President to be the right Woman.”
Voicing what many millennials and progressives have said: Hillary voted for the Iraq war, The Patriot Act, lobbied for TPP 45 times, promoted fracking throughout the world and received huge donations from corporate institutions, including $600,000 for a speech at Goldman Sachs.
Sarandon believes a vote for the Third Party is a vote for the future and Americans are tired of voting for the lesser Evil.
This is a thought provoking analysis of a view that has gotten very little platform, the idea that the issues that actually matter to people are not being addressed in the election by either candidate and a third party vote is a vote for the future.
This is epitomised by her line: “It’s important to remember, Abraham Lincoln was a third party candidate”