Marianne Williamson, author and activist, has officially announced her withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race. In a message to her supporters on Wednesday evening, Williamson stated, “As of today we are suspending our campaign.” Despite the evident setbacks, Williamson emphasized the significance of her campaign, stating, “While the level of our failure is obvious to all, a level of success is real nonetheless.” Throughout her campaign, Williamson advocated for deeper, more authentic truths, challenging the political establishment.
Williamson, a Democratic contender, vied against incumbent President Joe Biden and House Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn. Despite consistent polling with single-digit margins, Williamson’s performance in South Carolina’s Democratic primary garnered only roughly 2% of the vote. Running on an anti-establishment platform, she sought to “Disrupt the System,” marking her second presidential bid following an unsuccessful primary campaign in 2020.
At 71, Williamson’s bid aimed to “course-correct” the aftermath of former President Donald Trump’s tenure and prevent his reelection. Her candidacy also positioned her as an alternative to Biden, capitalizing on perceived weaknesses in the president’s leadership, particularly on issues like the economy and support among core Democratic voting blocs, such as Latino voters.
However, despite her assertions, Williamson failed to gain significant traction. Her enthusiastic and spiritual message did not resonate with voters as anticipated. Biden’s victories in key primary contests, including New Hampshire and South Carolina, further marginalized Williamson’s campaign. Despite a potential opportunity in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, where outsider candidates often thrive, Williamson secured just 4% of the votes.
Reflecting on her campaign, Williamson acknowledged the impact it had on political discourse, particularly in advocating for marginalized voices. She expressed regret for not reaching those most ignored in America, emphasizing the need for healing and understanding.
In conclusion, Marianne Williamson’s exit from the presidential race marks the end of a spirited campaign that sought to challenge conventional politics and amplify underrepresented voices in the national dialogue.Stay glued to our portal to keep updated about the news.