Sarandon and Silverman make Case for Once-in-a-Lifetime Sanders Campaign | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
Clinton in a Trump v. Clinton general election might be "dangerous," Sarandon argued that a vote for Clinton is a vote for the status quo—which is itself a dangerous decision. "If you think that it’s pragmatic to shore up the status quo right now," Sarandon said, "then you’re not in touch with the status quo. The status quo is not working."
"If we continue the way we are with a militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, with the threats to women’s rights," Sarandon continued, "and you think we can’t do something huge to turn that around because the country is not in good shape? If you’re in the middle class, it’s disappearing."
Sarandon's profound problems with Clinton's candidacy reflect a deep distrust of the former secretary of state shared by many voters, and signals potential trouble for the Democratic establishment as the election continues. Clinton and Trump both have the lowest favorability ratings of any presidential front-runners since CBS began polling voters on the question in 1984, as Common Dreams reported last week.
"Voters are sending clear signals that Clinton may jeopardize the Democrats ability to win in the general election," social policy analyst Laurie Hanson Riegle pointed out in the Huffington Post, "making her a weaker candidate than Sanders would be in November."
Throughout the interview, Sarandon specifically condemned Clinton's acceptance of high speaking fees from Wall Street and campaign donations from industries such as fracking and Big Pharma.