Actress Stacey Dash still harbors resentment about being savaged for voting for Mitt Romney over President Obama in the 2012 elections, though she says she has no regrets about her choice in candidates.
“I feel like I did the right thing,” she told Breitbart News. “It’s flat-out racist to insist a black voter can only support a black candidate.
“You should be able to make a choice based on the content of someone’s character, not the color of their skin … it’s not 1965. We’ve won that battle. We should move on,” the South Bronx, N.Y., native says.
Dash says she voted for Obama in 2008 without vetting his record. She mistakenly believed his rhetoric about bringing both political parties together. “He didn’t [unite us]. He did the exact opposite,” she says.
Dash talked gender politics as well as race-based matters during the interview, with her interviewer, Adam Carolla, arguing Obama’s election caused some of his supporters to double down on racial rhetoric. The podcaster predicted a similar political template will materialize should Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the White House in 2016.
“There’s been more racial conversation over the last five years than we’ve ever had before,” Carolla says of the fallout from the election of the country’s first black president. “If Hillary Clinton gets elected … I suspect there’s gonna be four years of feminist talk. It’ll be found in every story.”