Spiritual guru and bestselling author Marianne Williamson is prepping for a campaign-style offensive after she makes her “important announcement” next month.
Following her scheduled announcement on March 4, Williamson will head to New Hampshire, Nevada, Michigan and South Carolina said an adviser. Williamson has dropped hints about her plans to possibly challenge President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary.
“You can appreciate what the president has done — defeating the Republicans in 2020 — and still feel it is time to move on,” said Williamson to a local New Hampshire radio broadcast.
Previously, Williamson contended against now-President Biden before exiting and endorsing Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. She has established her progressive leanings by calling for the establishment of a Department of Peace and calling for reparations.
Democrats are set to move to South Carolina as the kick-off state of the primary, after the recommendation from the president. The southern state served as his lifeline in the 2020 primary and assisted him in marking a comeback after faltering in New Hampshire, Nevada, and Iowa.
“Absolutely you will see me in New Hampshire because what matters is democracy, not just what the DNC decides,” teased Williamson. “The voters should decide who should be the nominee in 2024. …The people should be making that decision. Not the DNC.”
New Hampshire would then fill the second place slot in the Democratic primary calendar, although officials in the state have been mounting a challenge.
“As America gears up for the 2024 presidential election, I’m preparing an important announcement on March 4th in Washington, D.C.” said Williamson in a recent statement, reflecting her possible run for the Democratic nomination.
On the GOP side former President Donald Trump, former Governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, as well as entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy have announced their candidacy for 2024.
Williamson says several factors motivated her to possibly run for the Dem nomination
Williamson listed various factors that she said motivated her “to explore the possibility of running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2024,” which includes “a commitment to the tenets of liberty espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.”
“I look forward to discussing with the country my thoughts about where we have been as a nation, where we are now and where we need to go from here,” added Williamson.
If she officially enters the race, Williamson would be the first candidate from the Democratic party to declare, since President Joe Biden has said he intends to run, but has not officially made an announcement.
“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,” said Williamson to Politico, when speaking about what factors she is considering in her decision-making process.
“We’re being asked to limit political imaginations — to just accept the low unemployment and low inflation rate, that that is sort of the best that we can get,” she continued. “But that is a hollow victory. The majority of Americans are still struggling to survive.”
Williamson confirmed she would campaign as a Democrat instead of as an independent if she does enter the race. Another Democrat possibly mulling his own run against Biden is anti-Covid vaccine crusader and environmental lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late Democrat NewYork Senator Robert Kennedy.
Earlier in the week, Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, reaffirmed that the president intends to run for re-election in 2024.
When asked whether or not an official announcement will be made soon on the Biden-Harris ticket, Jean-Pierre answered that she can’t talk about plans for a run in 2024 because she is limited by the HATCH Act. However, she added,” what I can say is repeat what the president has said many times is that he intends to run. And leave it there.”