Monday, May 2, 2016

Susan Sarandon Notices the Problem

For John, BLUF“But the status quo is not working, so to sell people a system based on shoring up the status quo is not pragmatic.”  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From the "Primaries Postcard" section of The New Yorker, Reporter Ian Parker gives us "Big Night—Susan Sarandon attends the première of “The Meddler” on the day of the New York primary."

Yes, it is, eventually, about disappointment.  Ms Sarandon's son, 23 year old Mr Miles Robbins, who had been campaigning for Senator Bernie Sanders.

A few weeks ago, Susan Sarandon, the actor and Bernie Sanders supporter, told Chris Hayes, on MSNBC, that she did not know how she would vote if given a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  She added, “Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately, if he gets in.”  Things would “explode.”
Having put the "revolution" concept out there, for all to see, she then tell us:
Last Tuesday, when New York’s Presidential primary coincided with the New York première of “The Meddler,” in which Sarandon stars, she left her Chelsea apartment at dusk, wearing bright-red lipstick, a tuxedo, and a boot cast protecting a foot that she had fractured while hiking in Colombia.  “I did not say I was voting for Trump,” she said in the elevator, recalling the national eye-roll that her remarks prompted.  “And I did not say I wanted a revolution.”  She reached a waiting S.U.V.  “But the status quo is not working, so to sell people a system based on shoring up the status quo is not pragmatic.”  She said that, during that fuss, Sanders had called her to say, “You’re doing a great job, hang in there, we’ve got your back.”
Well, Ms Susan Sarandon captures, in that second paragraph, what is going on in this nation.  There are a lot of voters out there who believe "the status quo is not working".  Who agree with Ms Sarandon.  Most of the ones who she knows probably went for Senator Sanders.  Others went for Mr Trump.

The question to be settled is if these unhappy citizens make up a sufficient majority to make Mr Trump President.  Part of that equation is if there is a significant number of voters, like Ms Saradon, who are very unhappy with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

She talked about Clinton, whom she had earlier described as a good Republican candidate.  “I hold women to a very high moral standard,” she said.  “I was very disappointed when she voted for the war, so easily, especially as I was suffering so much, and my family was suffering”—pilloried for their opposition to the war.
Not everyone loves Ms Hillary Clinton.

Hat tip to the The New Yorker.

Regards  —  Cliff

  In this I am assuming Senator Sanders doesn't get the nomination from a contested Democratic Party Convention and Mr Trump does get the nomination from the Republican Convention.

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