Saturday, May 04, 2019

Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson was recently interviewed by Elex Michaelson, host and producer of the show The Issue Is.

Following is Michaelson's full interview with Williamson, who, Michaelson correctly notes, "wants to use politics as an instrument of love." Indeed, Williamson, through her books and activism, has long urged all spiritually aware Americans to return to – and act out of – their deepest value and highest aspiration: love. (No surprise, then, that Williamson has chosen for her campaign theme song the Stevie Wonder classic, "Higher Ground.")

Related Off-site Links:
The Spiritual Politics of Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson – Jack Jenkins (Religion News Service, April 12, 2019).
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 (, 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 (, 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).
The Correct Ranking of the Presidential Candidates’ Song Choices at the Iowa Democrats’ Hall of Fame Event – Jonathan L. Fischer (Salon, June 10, 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
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019

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