(PresidentialWire.com) – Marianne Williamson, the kooky former presidential candidate who campaigned on love, has announced that she is endorsing socialist Bernie Sanders.
Williamson won the hearts of Democrats and Republicans alike, even if she is as anti-Trump as the rest of them. Her quirky appearance and debate tactics meant she was never really seen as a serious contender, nonetheless, she does have some sway and lingering supporters who may now shift their attention to Sanders (if they haven’t already).
On Sunday, Williamson said she believed Sanders is leading a political revolution that, she says, was the result of people rejecting “capitalism without conscience” and the “corporate elites.”
Not only did Williamson express her support of Sanders, she even appeared on stage at one of his rallies. Speaking to a crowd of people bigger than any other Democratic candidate could dream of, Williamson said that Sanders “has been taking a stand for a very long time” and that “it’s time for us to take a stand with Bernie.”
SURPRISE GUEST ENDORSEMENT @BernieSanders AT AUSTIN RALLY
— Andrew Craft (@AndrewCraft) February 23, 2020
Her endorsement came after Sanders enjoyed a decisive victory in the Nevada caucus, taking home 47.5% of the vote – more than Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden combined. Billionaire and former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, didn’t even appear on the ballot and won’t until the 14 Super Tuesday states go to the polls.
In an official statement, Williamson said that the Nevada victory was “extraordinary” and that the “energy is unquestionably with Bernie.”
“A 40 yr-old trend of capitalism without conscience – corporate elites and their errand boys in government – have created the inevitable blowback in the form of a political revolution.”
Well, as he’s a “democratic” socialist, a revolution is definitely what Sanders is looking to achieve.
My statement of endorsement. pic.twitter.com/Bm2JqCFQCd
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) February 23, 2020
“That revolution is one that Bernie Sanders now leads, and I want to do everything I can to further its success. I am honoured to endorse him,” she added.
Williamson’s endorsement didn’t go down well with everyone. One Twitter user responded, “I love and respect you. But I categorically disagree with this and have to admit my disappointment. Definitely going to need some time to process this.”
I love and respect you. But I categorically disagree with this and have to admit my disappointment. Definitely going to need some time to process this.
— Deina (@sapereaude86) February 23, 2020
Bernie Sanders might be the frontrunner in the Democratic race, but his candidacy is proving more controversial than President Donald Trump’s during the Republican primaries last time around.