Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Quote of the Day

[I] see myself as very different from the establishment [Democratic presidential] candidates. Let's be serious here: Most of the candidates are just a different face of, essentially, the same-old, same-old; a better version of the same-old, same-old. But it is mainly candidates who are saying, 'We will lessen your pain.' But they're not addressing the underlying forces that are making all that pain inevitable.

If you don't name the problem, you're not really planning to solve the problem. We need to name it: This country is not being run by the will of the people; it's being run by the will of fossil fuel companies, health insurance companies, Big Pharma, chemical companies, gun manufacturers, defense contractors. And the American people see that [the political system] is rigged [in this way]; and that's what they knew in the last presidential election. So the desire for change was real. Unfortunately, what we got was someone who, instead of unrigging it, is actually rigging it further.

But that desire for change emanates from people knowing in their gut that this is not the way it's supposed to be. That is still here, and I and just two or three other [candidates] are saying that, and everyone else is saying the same-old, same-old. [They're] nice people, good people, but it's time for a much more fundamental disruption of the status quo than is being offered by merely establishment candidates.

– Marianne Williamson
Excerpted from “Presidential Hopeful Marianne Williamson:
Anything Is Possible ‘In the Presence of Love’

Weekends with Alex Witt (MSNBC)
April 21, 2019


Related Off-site Links:
Marianne Williamson Wants to Be Your Healer in Chief – Anna Peele (The Washington Post, April 19, 2019).
2020 Candidate Marianne Williamson's Quest to ‘Heal America's Soul’ – David Folkenflik (WBUR.org, April 14, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Make Democrats the Party of Faith – Issac J. Bailey (VICE, April 17, 2019).
Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, and Bernie Sanders Are the 2020 Candidates Standing Out to Our ReadersUSA Today (April 21, 2019).

UPDATES: How Marianne Williamson Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary – Nathaniel Rakich (FiveThirtyEight.com, May 1, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Wants to Be the People’s President – Karen Ocamb (Los Angeles Blade, May 3, 2019).
Don't Tell Marianne Williamson She Can't Win – Max Greenwood (The Hill, May 15, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Is a Lefty With Soul – Ed Kilgore (New York Magazine, May 16, 2019).

For more coverage at The Wild Reed of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, see:
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – November 5, 2018
Jacob Weindling: Quote of the Day – November 19, 2018
Something to Think About – February 19, 2019
Quotes(s) of the Day – February 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders: Quote of the Day – March 2, 2019
Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
Pete Buttigieg: Quote of the Day – April 17, 2019

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