Actor and director Robert Redford, who has stated on multiple occasions he believes it is partially up to women to save America from conservatives, admitted this week he has absolutely no idea where Hillary, or Texas Senator Ted Cruz, stand on the issues.
While being honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award Monday night, Redford was asked by a member of the media, as a “left wing guy,” whether he thought Hillary Clinton or Ted Cruz might be forced to “center their views to win without losing their ideals?”
Redford replied: “That’s a great question. I don’t know what their real views are.”
The reporter then asked, “So you think they’re already diluting…?”
The actor/director then cut the reporter off. “I have no idea. I just know politics is a dangerous ship to float in and you have to make compromises and maybe some you don’t have to,” he said, “but in terms of those two I have no comment.”
CNN asked the indie director in 2013 if he’d be throwing his support behind Hillary in 2016, but the actor refused to disclose if he’d exclusively stand behind a Clinton camp. Instead, he offered, “I think it’s time to give more women a chance.”
It’s hard to tell if the liberal icon is now avoiding political questions to focus on career engagements, but in the wake of Clinton Cash, certain Hollywood figures have been distancing themselves from Hillary.
In 2013, Redford said on CNN Republican attempts to hold President Obama accountable for damaging legislation were racially motivated.
“There is a body of congressional people that wants to paralyze the system,” he said. “I think what sits underneath it, unfortunately, is there’s probably some racism involved, which is really awful.”
If Hillary gets the nod next year, Redford may be forced to use similar logic to champion her stance on major issues in a general election… just as soon as her campaign figures out exactly what those are.
It’s never too late to revive a bogus war on women.
Redford’s upcoming film, Truth, which is about the final days of Dan Rather’s CBS News tenure, will debut some time later this year. The drama will apparently take a behind-the-scenes look at Rather during his final days at CBS, particularly a career-ending broadcast regarding President Bush’s alleged reliance on “privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War” that used falsified documents.
Redford is playing Rather in the film.