(DCWatchdog.com) – Marianne Williamson, an author, spiritual adviser, and political activist has become the first official candidate for the 2024 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
“I wouldn’t be running for president if I didn’t believe I could contribute to harnessing the collective sensibility that I feel is our greatest hope at this time,” Williamson stated in an interview with Medill News Service on Thursday, as cited by Fox News.
The bestselling self-help author previously ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in a campaign that lasted a year – from January 2019 until January 2020. After dropping out of the race, she endorsed far-left Democrat US Senator Bernie Sanders.
Incumbent Democrat President Joe Biden has not officially announced that he will be running for reelection.
“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 said in a recent interview with Politico.
The self-help book author put out a press release last week stating that she was considering “the possibility of running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2024.”
“As America gears up for the 2024 presidential election, I’m preparing for an important announcement on March 4th in Washington DC,” the leftist political activist stated.
A Williamson adviser says she would visit South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Nevada, the first states to vote in the Democrat primaries, after March 4th.
“You can appreciate what the president has done — defeating the Republicans in 2020 — and still feel it is time to move on,” she commented on a New Hampshire radio program earlier this week.
“Many of us, myself included, feel that in order for the Democrats to win in 2024, we’re going to have to be able to offer to the American people something much more than [what Biden is offering],” Williamson elaborated.
During her 2020 campaign, Williamson called for slavery reparations and the creation of a Department of Peace and a Department of Children and Youths.
The spiritual adviser “preached the politics of love” and “six pillars for a season of moral repair.” While she was campaigning in New Hampshire, she held a meditation session.
However, Williamson failed to qualify for Democrat presidential campaign and to raise enough cash.
“With caucuses and primaries now about to begin, however, we will not be able to garner enough votes in the election to elevate our conversation any more than it is now,” she commented when dropping out of the 2020 race.
Williamson clarified that she didn’t wish to “get in the way of a progressive candidate winning.”
Last month, the author and spiritual adviser told Politico that Biden’s recent change of the Democrats’ primary calendar, in which South Carolina came ahead of New Hampshire, was “spitting in the face of democracy.”
The Fox News report notes that environmental lawyer and anti-COVID vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will hold a New Hampshire event next month, possibly meaning that he, too, might run for the White House.
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