While Hillary Clinton continues to raise significant amounts of money from donors for her presidential bid, some Democrats have decided not to jump on board.
Voters told PJ Media they are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over Clinton, calling the former secretary of State the “Wall Street candidate” they do not trust.
“I definitely support Sen. Sanders over Hillary Clinton. For me, the largest issues are trust and, I guess, economics. Hillary Clinton’s stance doesn’t seem to be easy to hold down on any of these issues, any of these mainstream American issues, and I think economics is a key mainstream American issue we can all rally around,” said a Democratic voter who attended an Arlington public policy forum that included Sanders.
“Whenever asked any, even slightly controversial question, Hillary Clinton will constantly vacillate on it. She dodges an answer on almost everything.”
When compared to Clinton, another Democrat said Sanders is “talking straight about what’s needed.”
“My perception is he doesn’t need to test his policy positions or what he stands for before he says something and I find that trustworthy,” she told PJ Media.
A Northern Virginia Democratic voter said Sanders speaks the truth regardless of the subject, contrary to Clinton. He said it is “very hard “ to support Clinton as “the Wall Street candidate.”
“I get the feeling that Hillary waits for the results of a public opinion poll to decide what her policy positions should be but Sen. Sanders does not, he keeps the same policies he’s always had,” he told PJ Media. “Let me just say if Hillary Clinton is the candidate, I will be voting for her — but her record is not good. She’s the Wall Street candidate. She voted for the war in Iraq.”
He added that Clinton has not mentioned breaking up the big banks or reviving the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial banks and investment banks. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) recently introduced a bill that would restore certain provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act.
“I don’t have a warm feeling that she’s quite there yet, but she’s better than any of the clowns running for the Republicans right now — and I am sorry I insulted the clowns,” he said.
Some Democrats are still undecided on a candidate to support.
“I’m still listening to the candidates. I was glad to hear Bernie Sanders. I feel, probably, that the emphasis he puts on things to do with climate change, wealth inequality and so on will generally help the Democrats put together a good platform for the country, whoever gets nominated,” a Democratic voter said.