January 10, 2020

Marianne Williamson drops out because, she says, she "will not be able to garner enough votes in the election to elevate our conversation any more than it is now."

Full statement here.

She was a delightful presence in the race, and I have a special delight in her leaving, because she said that word, "garner."

Did her message also include the word "love"?... which, speaking of words, I associate with her because of this epic debate moment...



Answer: Yes. It's the last thing she says: "A politics of conscience is still yet possible. And yes….love will prevail."

76 comments:

Nonapod said...

She seemed sincere and positive, but I don't think the Dems are particularly interested in either of those qualities at this point. Instead they seem obsessed with defeating Trump at any cost and pursuing an extreme, delusional agenda of free everything for everybody (except guns).

Bay Area Guy said...

Bye-Ku

The Shakras glide by
Bereft of political
Charm; on to Oprah

tim maguire said...

Radioactive decay will prevail. Ultimately.

tim maguire said...

Nonapod said...they seem obsessed with defeating Trump at any cost

Well...any cost EXCEPT offering a viable alternative.

Mike Sylwester said...

What is "a politics of conscience"?

Bob Boyd said...

So now who's going to strap Trump into the love harness?

wendybar said...

She wasn't Progressive enough....@marwilliamson: “What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me? I’m a serious lefty but they are so — I understand why people on the right called them godless — I mean, it’s like, I didn’t think the left was as mean as the right, they are.”

bwebster said...

She's the only candidate from either party that I've donated to -- not because I wanted to see her win, but because she was a delightful change. Sorry to see her go.

Also, I'm becoming more convinced that this election is going to go a lot like 1984. Not quite as overwhelming, but I'm pretty sure we're not going to be hearing about "But the popular vote!" or the antiquity of the Electoral College after November.

Limited blogger said...

Who will Marianne endorse?

pacwest said...

The fact that she had anything above .00001% support is a sad commentary on something or other.

Qwinn said...

"What is "a politics of conscience"?"

It's just like politics, except it suggests that your political opponents have no conscience.

Cause that's what love is.

Todd said...

Sorry but she was SO wrong. Trump did not harness fear, he was [and is] the answer to the fear that millions of Americans have about what the Democrats have and will continue to do to America.

As is typical of lefties/liberals, she completely misunderstands the issue and proscribes a completely incorrect solution, and is so absolutely sure in her misunderstanding that no one can tell or show her otherwise.

Bay Area Guy said...

"I mean, it’s like, I didn’t think the left was as mean as the right, they are.”

Nice woman, mugged by reality.

Francisco D said...

Sorry but she was SO wrong. Trump did not harness fear

True, but Trump has elicited tremendous fear among the Democrats and GOPe because he threatens their current and future livelihood.

Their TDS is not irrational. It is in pursuit of their corrupt interests.

The only true TDS suffers are the ones who believe the Media bullshit and have not financial interest in Deep State politics.

Gahrie said...

Also, I'm becoming more convinced that this election is going to go a lot like 1984. Not quite as overwhelming, but I'm pretty sure we're not going to be hearing about "But the popular vote!" or the antiquity of the Electoral College after November.

I've been predicting 40 states.

Todd said...

She was a delightful presence in the race, and I have a special delight in her leaving, because she said that word, "garner."

That was a very "womanly" answer in that it demonstrates much of how the average woman thinks.

Where you saw a "delightful presence" others saw a pretty tyrant but a tyrant none the less, that was just as beholden and enslaved by ruinous leftist ideas as everyone else on that stage.

Though I guess "at this point, what difference does it make?"

gspencer said...

I immediately got her message whenever one of her ads came on. Like this one,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sYK7lm3UKg

Leland said...

All she needed to elevate the conversation is use "get". Sad.

traditionalguy said...

Love did prevail...the love for President Trump being re- elected.

tim maguire said...

Gahrie said...I've been predicting 40 states

I won't try to guess at how many states Trump wins, but I bet that in 2020, he does better in all 50 states than he did in 2016.

whitney said...

I gave her campaign $3. I really wanted her to stay in the debates.

walter said...

Great. She's now free to soothe the Iranians.

Quaestor said...

Bay Area Guy cites: "I mean, it’s like, I didn’t think the left was as mean as the right, they are.”

Let us not forget this is Williamson's revised tweet. Her first complaint about meanness (a word that should only be used by children) was about her fellow leftists. It was not until the someone influential (probably Tom Perez) privately expressed outrage at the blue-on-blue attack that Williamson "clarified" her opinion.

Marianne is a bullshitter as well as a dangerous idiot. Good riddance.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

I don't need no freaky-deaky fractal geometry, crystal silicone chip
I ain't walking 'long lay-lines, reading no High Times, put me on another bad trip
Ah well, Timothy Leary, just check out this theory, he sold acid for the FBI
Well he ain't no website wonder, the guru just went under, you can keep your California sunshine


A3

DanTheMan said...

>>I've been predicting 40 states.

I think Trump loses, due to vote fraud on an unprecedented scale.
You'd commit vote fraud to get rid of Hitler, wouldn't you?

That's the way they see it.

Ken B said...

Bye-ku

All you need is votes, votes
Votes are all you need
All you really need - votes

tcrosse said...

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can never tell, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all

hawkeyedjb said...

Bye-ku for Marianne:

Marianne garnered
The respect of Ann Althouse
Paucity of votes

Heartless Aztec said...

Peace out.

Bilwick said...

If her followers burn enough candles and fondle enough crystals, maybe Oprah can take her place.

Bob Boyd said...

Who now will buckle
The straps of the love harness?
Pete Buttigeig? Yikes!

Char Char Binks said...

She didn’t believe hard enough. Maybe next time.

robother said...

Ann is right. Mere politicians hustle to get votes. A New Age visionary "garners" votes, lovingly, like flowers. So many false dawnings of the Age of Aquarius over the last 50 years.

JaimeRoberto said...

Oh great, the sanest Democrat has left the race.

D 2 said...

She needed to show a variability about this Love thing. It's not just All you Need is Love. Change the rotation.

Sometimes it's Love Hurts. Or Love Train. Or Message of Love. Or Lovin Every Minute of It (which, I confess, is not my cohort)

There's a lot of distinct Love cohorts she needed to bring into the tent.

Earnest Prole said...

She may not have garnered votes but she sure weaponized love!

Darrell said...

She didn't empty out the waste tanks on her campaign bus on city streets like Hillary did. I appreciated that. Plus I would still like to see her naked, although I know I never will.

Iman said...

Love
Love will keep us together
Think of this gal whenever
Some swill-talking pol comes along, singing his song
Doin’ us wrong, dumbass diggity dong, just stop
'Cause she really tried to, stop
Can’t say we been lied to
Hold that crystal and let love
keep us together

Iman said...

flew in like a dove
to spread a message of love
could not save Epstein

Iman said...

she white and she light
a less cynical Oprah
bonus point no Oz

traditionalguy said...

She was fun while she lasted. You could say Marianne was the only Dem that would have been worth having dinner with...like Dinner With Andre.

Bay Area Guy said...

Young Marianne Williamson was kinda wild and crazy. From Wiki:

In 1973, Williamson—an active antiwar protester—dropped out of college and lived "a nomadic existence" during what she calls "her wasted decade."[13][17][19] She moved to New Mexico, where she took classes at the University of New Mexico and lived in a geodesic dome with her boyfriend.[19][15] She broke up with her boyfriend a year later and moved to Austin, Texas, where she took classes at the University of Texas.[15] After leaving Texas, she went to New York City, intending to pursue a career as a cabaret singer, but got distracted by "bad boys and good dope."[13][20]

Phidippus said...

Marianne Moonbeam: The Last (second generation) Hippie Chick.

Can we just bury that whole thing now? It's starting to smell and turn a funny color.

Iman: Good avatar. Brings back memories of a simpler time.

Sebastian said...

"love will prevail."

It already is: Trump vs. the haters.

Phil 314 said...

When I saw this chyron flash on TV my first thought was

"Tune in; turn on; drop out"

rhhardin said...

Trump is acting out of love. The left is acting out of stupidity.

dbp said...
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dbp said...

Marianne Williamson said that "Love will prevail".

I have questions:

Maybe she is right and love will prevail. But who knows what love wants? What makes Marianne so sure that she knows what love wants?

My other question is about the concept of love: My understanding is that it's an abstract concept. How do abstract concepts have a will? Would that be sort of a compound or meta-abstract construct?

It really is baffling to me.

DavidD said...

D 2,

“I’ve had the reds, the blues, and the pinks; one thing’s for sure—love stinks.”

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...
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Hercules, not that one though said...

Well, at least we have the first female Speaker of the House.

readering said...

Too bad no Republican primary season with someone preaching love.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

when you stop and think about it
You won`t believe it`s true
That all the "love" you`ve been giving

...has all been meant for you.

n.n said...

Elevate... relativistic semantics with an imputed [positive] perspective. One step up. Two steps down.

narciso said...

Sybil the soothsayer, bowed out, I'm shocked, how did she not foresee this,

n.n said...
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n.n said...

but she sure weaponized love!

The "power of love" is a dual-use WMD, deployed alternately with positive and negative feedback. Hate is love... Death is life... Terror is peace. It's all very politically congruent.

Josephbleau said...

Blogger traditionalguy said... "She was fun while she lasted."

I must have missed that Firesign Theater LP.

Josephbleau said...

Radioactive
Decay is fragmentacious
particle medley

madAsHell said...

Whoa! She's 67.

Man, I bet she still looks good in her underpants.

Iman said...

Harnessed by Marianne Williamson on a Field of Love... hanging chad a-fluttering...

Sounds saucily sassy!

PresbyPoet said...

So she is too young to run. Not yet 70.
That seems to be one of the requirements, unless you are queer.

Iman said...

"Man, I bet she still looks good in her underpants."

Bet she looks even better out of 'em...

Moondawggie said...


Ah, the "garner" issue raises its head once again.

If only Jimmy Rockford/Bart Maverick were still with us: now that's someone who could really "Garner" a bunch of votes!

gg6 said...

"Politics of conscience...Love will prevail" Yes, what St. Marianne means is HER politics is one of 'conscience' and 'love' unlike all those others who believe/say different things. Well, OK - now so long, Mariannne, its time that we began to laugh.....

Josephbleau said...

no harm, no foul.

Ambrose said...

She had some fun, upped her public profile and increased her brand's value. In short, she did everything Trump hoped to do when he ran in 2016 - except she did not inadvertently win.

JMW Turner said...

Her politics or philosophy....I haven't a clue, but I'm digging the crazy-hot matrix this mystical vixen exudes. Fun, but don't expect much of a long term ride. Ahh...actually should be judging her desirability based on political standards rather than "Match Game" rules.

Hercules, not that one though said...

We are all boys and girls playing on a playground. We never expected that it would ever end. Except for the killing of terrorist part. Buy a fricking AR. These times are coming for you and all of us. Take the .223 from the dead bodies you come across...or be meat. Still,

The Gipper Lives said...

She's right--love will prevail. Again.

Nick said...

you drive me nuts... but in a satisfied way.

Lewis Wetzel said...

What a weird accent Marianne has. Is she from Delaware?

Hercules, not that one though said...

First of all, my posts turn up in threads I haven't responded to. Something's happening here, what it is not's exactly clear...Anyway, forget Marianne. Let's talk about Tulsi. Media was calling her a combat soldier. I e-mailed her campaign and asked WTF. They apologized and explained she was a medic assigned to a hospital unit, not a line unit. That's very important. Every soldier loves medics. Line or behind the line. Do not however say you are combat anything if you were not that. Tulsi's campaign was gracious and corrected the media. Whaddya gonna do? I sent her $100. Least I could do. Her campaign was honest...I think she is honest. MAGA Trump 2020

Mr. Forward said...

The best way to elevate a conversation is with your ears.

Bilwick said...

I used to think Ms. Williamson was at least half-way intelligent; but if she seriously believes "Statism=Love," she's not only stupid, but historically illiterate was well.

Nichevo said...

readering said...
Too bad no Republican primary season with someone preaching love.


As usual, the kindest thing to say would be that you don't know what you're talking about. President Trump talks about love all the time. I remember when he talked about loving the poorly educated. I remember the reaction of people like you. It wasn't very loving.