Monday, March 04, 2024

This Super Tuesday, Don’t Be “Uncommitted” . . .

Vote for the “ceasefire candidate,”
Marianne Williamson

During the current U.S. presidential primary season, the “uncommitted” movement is encouraging Democrats to check “uncommitted" on their primary ballots as a way of registering a protest vote against incumbent President Joe Biden for his refusal to demand a ceasefire in the Israel/Gaza conflict.

I believe a better way to go is to vote for the “ceasefire candidate” who is on the ballot in the majoroity of states. That candidate is author, activist, and progressive Democrat Marianne Williamson.

Following is what Marianne said just over a month ago about both the ongoing crisis in Israel and Gaza and the “uncommitted” movement. It should be noted that at the time of this interview, Democratic voters were being encouraged to write-in “ceasefire” so as to counter the Biden write-in campaign in the New Hampshire primary. In the recent Michigan primary and the primaries going forward, there is the option of checking “uncommitted” rather than voting for Biden.

Marianne’s message about the then ceasefire write-in campaign is just as applicable to the “uncommitted” option of today. And that message is this: a vote for her, an actual candidate committed to an unconditional ceasefire and a whole host of other progressive issues and policies, is a much stronger statement than any kind of write-in or “uncommitted” vote.

[U]nless we nominate someone, like myself, who’s been very clear about all this from the beginning [a large number of voters, young people especially, will turn away from this election].

You know, the president showed great moral clarity on October 7th, but he needs to show the same moral clarity regarding what has happened to the Palestinians. I think young people, particularly, see a deep injustice there. And yeah, I think that’s a good reason for the Democrats to nominate somebody who represents a stand for not just greater justice for the Palestinians, but for bold American leadership, to make sure that we are robustly and equally committed to the peace, safety, security and sovereignty of both peoples, both Israeli and Palestinian.

I believe that if we’re really concerned about the citizens of Gaza, if we’re most deeply concerned about what action would most get Joe Biden’s attention and make him actually reconsider his policies, I think it would be voting for a candidate who actually stands for a ceasefire. I would think that my getting a lot of votes, given the fact that I, in fact, do stand for a ceasefire, would get more of a raised eyebrow from the president than would a write-in campaign for “ceasefire.”

But like in all of these things . . . the citizen, the voter gets to make their decision for themselves. I hope that people who are considering writing in “ceasefire” from that position, which I know is a sincere desire to help the people of Gaza, I hope they will consider the possibility, which I believe is the reality, that a vote for me would be a stronger statement.

Also, let’s not forget that if Marianne gets enough votes, she’ll get delegates which she’ll then be able to use as leverage at the convention to make the Democratic party’s national platform as progressive as possible.

So, friends, if you consider yourself a progressive and/or an advocate for justice and peace and you live in one of the Super Tuesday states, now is your chance to “walk your talk.”

Vote tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5, for the “justice candidate,” the “peace candidate,” the “ceasefire candidate” . . . one of just two progressive candidates in the 2024 Democratic presidential race, and the one with the greatest ballot access (over 30 states). As a Democrat voting in the primary, you have absolutely nothing to lose by voting for Marianne Williamson . . . and so much to gain.

NEXT: Super Tuesday in Minnesota

Related Off-site Links:
Marianne Williamson Calls for Gaza Ceasefire on Eve of Super TuesdayForbes Breaking News (March 5, 2024).
Marianne Williamson Re-enters Race: “We Need a Real Ceasefire Candidate” – Sean Noone (NewsNation, March 2, 2024).
Why People Are Voting “Uncommitted” Over Biden in Michigan’s Primary – Mike Bedigan (Independent, February 29, 2024).
“Uncommitted”: Over 100,000 Cast Protest Vote Against Biden’s Gaza Policy in Michigan PrimaryDemocracy Now! (February 28, 2024).
Marianne Williamson Unsuspends Her Presidential Campaign After Placing 3rd in Michigan – Kyla Guilfoil (NBC News, February 28, 2024).
“It’s Not Complex, It’s Genocide”: Former Top UN Official on GazaAl Jazeera (February 16, 2024).
The Israel and Palestine Situation: Marianne Williamson in Conversation with Josh Lockman and Omar BaddarFirelight Chats (June 15, 2023).

UPDATE: Marianne Williamson Slams Biden’s “Tacit Approval of Genocide” in Gaza – Carolina Ampudia and Bobby Johnson (LA Progressive, March 5, 2024).

See also: Marianne 2024 Official Site | About | Issues | News | Events | Donate

For The Wild Reed’s coverage of Marianne Williamson’s 2024 presidential campaign, see the following chronologically-ordered posts:
Marianne 2024
Marianne Williamson Launches 2024 Presidential Campaign
Progressive Perspectives on Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Run
More Progressive Perspectives on Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Run
Ben Burgis: Quote of the Day – March 10, 2023
Despite the Undemocratic Antics of the DNC, Marianne Williamson Plans on “Winning the Nomination”
The Biblical Roots of “From Each According to Ability; To Each According to Need”
Marianne Williamson on The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton – 05/30/23
Marianne Williamson’s Economic Bill of Rights
Three Progressive Voices on the War in Ukraine
Marianne Williamson: Quote of the Day – June 27, 2023
Marianne Williamson on The Issue Is with Elex Michaelson – 07/20/23
Voters, Not the DNC, Should Choose the Nominee
Marianne Williamson in New Hampshire
Marianne Williamson: “Repairing Our Hearts Is Essential to Repairing Our Country”
Marianne Williamson on Trump’s Day in Court
Marianne Williamson on NewsNation – 08/25/23
Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson Joins NYC’s March to End Fossil Fuels
Marianne Williamson on Your World – 10/6/23
Marianne Williamson’s “Radical Idea” of Putting People First
Marianne Williamson: “We Need to Disrupt the Corrupt”
“We Are Surging”
“Let the People Decide”: Marianne Williamson on the DNC’s Efforts to Deny and Suppress the Democratic Process
Democratic Presidential Debate: Marianne Williamson and Dean Phillips – 1/8/24
The Democrats Challenging Biden
Bannering for Marianne
Campaigning for Marianne Williamson in New Hampshire – Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Marianne Williamson: “I Have Decided to Continue”
Marianne Williamson in Nevada – 2/4/24
Forever Grateful
What Marianne Williamson Learned from Running for President
Marianne Williamson: Playing It Big
Minnesotans Launch Super Tuesday Push for “Suspended But Not Ended” Candidate Marianne Williamson
A Welcome Return

See also:
Damon Linker on the Democrats’ Need to Replace Biden
Marianne Williamson: “We Must Challenge the Entire System”
Marianne Williamson on the Current Condition of the U.S.
Marianne Williamson’s Politics of Love: The Rich Roll Interview
Now Here’s a Voice I’d Like to Hear Regularly on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows
A Deeper Perspective on What’s Really Attacking American Democracy
Marianne Williamson on the Tenth Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
Marianne Williamson on How Centrist Democrats Abuse Voters with False Promises
“Two of the Most Dedicated and Enlightened Heroes of Present Day America”
Deep Gratitude
“A Beautiful Message, So Full of Greatness”
Marianne Williamson: “Anything That Will Help People Thrive, I’m Interested In”
Caitlin Johnstone: “Status Quo Politicians Are Infinitely ‘Weirder’ Than Marianne Williamson”

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