In a surprise announcement, spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson has declared her candidacy for the presidency in the upcoming 2024 election. This marks Williamson’s second attempt at running for the nation’s highest office, having previously campaigned for the Democratic nomination in 2020.
In a statement released on her website, Williamson acknowledged the challenges of running for president but expressed her belief that her message of love and unity is needed now more than ever. “I’m not naive about how difficult this journey will be, but I am convinced that it is necessary,” she said. “We need a new kind of politics in America, one that is based on the principles of love, compassion, and justice.”
Williamson rose to national prominence during the 2020 campaign cycle, where she gained attention for her unconventional approach to politics and her emphasis on the power of love to bring about change. Despite not qualifying for several debates, Williamson remained a popular figure among some voters and was known for her memorable debate moments and viral quotes.
Since her 2020 campaign ended, Williamson has continued to be an active voice in political and social issues, regularly posting on social media and hosting virtual events. In her announcement, Williamson stated that she plans to focus on issues such as healthcare reform, climate change, and racial justice.
Williamson will face a crowded field of potential candidates for the Democratic nomination, including several high-profile figures such as Vice President Kamala Harris, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
The 2024 presidential election is still more than two years away, but with the announcement of her candidacy, Williamson has already started to lay the groundwork for her campaign. Only time will tell if her message of love and unity will resonate with enough voters to secure her the nomination and a chance to become the next president of the United States.