Roger Waters Picks Bernie Sanders, Worried Hillary Clinton Will Nuke Somebody
Roger Waters, though a U.S. resident for some 10 years, isn't allowed to vote in the upcoming presidential election because of his continuing British citizenship. That doesn't mean the outspoken former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter doesn't have an opinion on who ought to win the race.
Waters says he's ready to "cast [his] lot" with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, telling Rolling Stone that challenger Hillary Clinton "might become the first woman president to drop a f---ng nuclear bomb on somebody. There is something scarily hawkish about her."
Clinton, a former secretary of state, has seen her polling advantage narrow more recently against Sanders. Waters says that's because the junior senator from Vermont gives voice to the common man's concerns.
"He's the only person in the race that I see with any credibility," Waters says. "He seems to speak the truth, far as one can tell at this point. He seems prepared to stand up against big money and the banks and stand up for the predicaments of minorities, the middle class and the working class in this country."
Waters, who is said to be at work on his first album of new rock music since 1992's Amused to Death, admits that Clinton is a "far better alternative than any of the Republican candidates by a long, long way." (Oh, he's already made his feelings about Donald Trump abundantly clear.) Still, Waters adds, Clinton "has that politician look down of, 'You are never going to get a word of truth out of me.'"
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