I have been donating to Marianne Williamson's presidential campaign to keep her in the race, and I urge you to consider doing the same. Her policy positions are at least as progressive as anyone else’s, but she’s the only one who not only denounces the billionaire class or puts out ideal plans for this or that, but who actually acknowledges the tremendous systemic barriers to getting any of those plans implemented and calls on the American people to rise up. And she most clearly lays out both the role of certain psychological dynamics and the Democratic Party’s betrayals in the rise of the Right and Trumpism.
She has as good a chance of beating Trump as anyone, certainly better than those in the corporate “centrist” cohort. And watch how she does in South Carolina, which, unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, will show how candidates do among the Black voters critical to any Democratic win.
If you think she is offbeat and has no chance to win, consider whether your take is because the media and the DNC have marginalized her, like they marginalized the last candidate who urged the country to wage peace (Dennis Kucinich) and like they tried to marginalize Bernie Sanders, until the people made that impossible.
And, no, she’s not a new-age flake – though she does dare to talk about love (like MLK) and the need for a candidate who speaks to people’s hearts, not just our minds. Nor is she a mindless anti-vaxxer, or a person who’s blamed people for their illness – that’s all part of the marginalization campaign.
She’s not the only one in the race who is the real thing. And I do not believe that any president – other than one who uses the office to mobilize the population – can save us from the disasters that are in our faces. But she would come closer to being that kind of president than anyone else. And contributions will – at a minimum – help her keep getting out messages, via TV ads and speaking tours, that we all need to hear.
– Michael Goldstein
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
In the video below, CNN's Christi Paul discusses the state of the 2020 Democratic presidential race with candidate Marianne Williamson (Saturday, November 9, 2019).
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• The Relevance and Vitality of Marianne Williamson’s 2020 Presidential Campaign
• Quote of the Day – November 4, 2019
• Something to Think About (and Embody!)
• Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson on Amanpour and Company, 9/21/19
• Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson on The Breakfast Club, 8/29/19
• “This Woman Is Going to Win the Nomination”: Matt Taibbi on Marianne Williamson in Iowa
• Marianne Williamson On What It Will Take to Defeat Donald Trump
• Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”
• Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson: “We’re Living at a Critical Moment in Our Democracy”
• Friar André Maria: Quote of the Day – June 28, 2019
• Marianne Williamson Plans on Sharing Some “Big Truths” on Tonight's Debate Stage
• Sometimes You Just Have to Take Matters Into Your Own Hands . . .
• “A Lefty With Soul”: Why Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Deserves Some Serious Attention
• Marianne Williamson: Reaching for Higher Ground
• Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – April 24, 2019
• Why Marianne Williamson Is a Serious and Credible Presidential Candidate
• Talkin’ ’Bout An Evolution: Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
• Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – November 5, 2018
• In the Garden of Spirituality – Marianne Williamson
• Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – August 29, 2017
Related Off-site Links:
Marianne 2020 – The official Marianne Williamson for President website.
Exclusive Marianne Williamson Interview: “I’m Not Going Away and I’m Not Being Quiet” – Cailyn Derickson (The Herald, November 1, 2019).
Marianne Williamson: DNC is “Dictating” Rather Than “Facilitating the Process of Democracy” – Tess Bonn (The Hill, October 21, 2019).
Marianne Williamson Decries “Character Assassination” in Rindge Visit – Jake Lahut (Sentinel Source, November 5, 2019).
Politics and Spirituality: The Meaning of Good? – Marianne Williamson Wants to Reconcile Politics and Spirituality Knowing Americans Crave Meaning – Joseph Serwach (Medium, November 4, 2019).
Interview with Marianne Williamson, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, on Love and Apathy – Andrew Bellah (The Politic, October 24, 2019).
Andrew Yang Seeks Donations for 2020 Rival Marianne Williamson: “She Has Much More to Say” – John Bowden (The Hill, November 6, 2019).
Marianne Williamson on Climate Change, Impeachment, and Immigrants – People Chica (November 6, 2019).
Marianne Williamson on Building an Economics of Love – Tom Syverson (Paste, November 13, 2019).
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