Marianne Williamson Preparing For Potential 2024 Presidential Campaign
She said in a statement: “As America gears up for the 2024 presidential election, I’m preparing an important announcement on March 4th in Washington D.C.”
Williamson, an author, spiritual leader and political activist, has been rumored for months to announce her candidacy.
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Right before the 2020 Iowa caucus, Williamson dropped out of the race and endorsed Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).
When asked about her decision-making process, she told Politico: “Apparently Biden’s going to run on a message that the economy is getting stronger. I think that speaks to the disconnect between the analysis of party elites versus the struggle of everyday Americans.”
Williamson, when answering a question about what the media gets wrong about her, replied “I’m certainly not anti-science. I’m not anti-vax. I’m not the crystal lady. I didn’t tell people they got sick because they didn’t pray enough. Basically, I’m not stupid.”
The author criticized the DNC’s decision to move Iowa and New Hampshire further down the primary schedule, accusing party leaders of “engineering” the race to ensure that their “chosen” candidate wins.
South Carolina, the state that Biden decisively won in the 2020 Democratic primary and which ultimately propelled the former vice president to the Democratic nomination, will vote first in the DNC’s new 2024 primary schedule.
Attempting to appeal to more left-wing Democrats, Williamson has positioned herself as a challenger to “corporate Democrats,” presumably referring to the moderate wing of the party that still accepts large amounts of pro-business PAC campaign contributions.
Given the institutional support for Biden, it is unlikely that Williamson poses a real challenge to Biden’s hold on the Democratic Party. The president is also very likely to avoid the debate stage with Williamson.
Williamson’s 2020 campaign never caught on as she polled around one percent until dropping out before primary elections were held. It remains unclear if she intends to shift her strategy to attract more Democratic primary voters this time around.
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