Ronda Rousey is a popular woman’s sports figure. As a result, what she says makes the news. Her latest comments are a foray into politics. She’s come out in support of Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Here’s what she said as reported by Maxim:
“I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money,” Rousey told Maxim. “I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.”
As for what she’d do if her man were to lose the primary, Rousey said, “If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again. To be honest, in 2012 I was against both candidates and so I just picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they’d have to take third parties seriously.”
In fact, Rousey says she was so disenchanted with the two-party system that she voted for comedian Roseanne Barr’s third-party bid in 2012.
“I voted for Roseanne last time,” Rousey said. “Mostly I went in to vote for all the state and local things. I was so unimpressed with the whole presidential campaign that I picked whatever third party I saw, and I saw Roseanne and thought, ‘That’s awesome.’ But I’m really pulling for Sanders this time. I hope it works out.” (H/T: USA Today)
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