Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon
couldn’t wouldn’t suppress her misery at the Democratic convention in August. As her preferred candidate urged his followers to choose Hillary Clinton, Sarandon shook her head in disgust. Less than a week until the election, Sarandon hasn’t come around to either major party candidate. She will vote for Jill Stein, although she’s not exactly singing her virtues either in this interview with CNN’s Carol Costello. Sarandon simply appears to want a viable (and ultra-progressive) third party to rise. She labels the DNC as “completely corrupt.”
In addition, Sarandon can’t accept “voting for the lesser of two evils,” which she believes has become too commonplace in U.S. politics. She doesn’t want to characterize either candidate as “unlikable” as many others have — she’s rather go with “un-trustable.” And she continues to talk up Sanders in this next interview clip with the BBC, which managed to score a decent lede with Sarandon declaring, “I don’t vote with my vagina.”
This is a common refrain from women who don’t support Hillary Clinton, but Sarandon elaborates by saying, “This is bigger than that and I don’t want to spend a lot of time talking about Trump and Hillary because that’s not why I’m here. This is bigger than who wins this election.” So, she has completely given up on this election and wants to focus on the distant future.
On Jill Stein’s website, Sarandon has listed 11 reasons why she won’t vote for Clinton. None of them include the word “vagina.”