Understanding the Marianne Williamson phenomenon



After the first CNN Democratic debate, Marianne Williamson was the most-Googled candidate in 49 states. But does she stand a chance? Here’s everything you need to know about the bestselling author, spiritual guru and meme-worthy 2020 presidential candidate.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Marianne Williamson is the newest internet darling
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/31/politics/marianne-williamson-debate-2020/index.html.

Marianne Williamson Has Her Moment. And Republicans Are Gleefully Trumpeting It.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/us/politics/marianne-williamson-democratic-debate.html.

Newsletter: The uniquely California rise of Marianne Williamson
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-31/marianne-williamson-california-rise.

I’ve worked for Marianne Williamson. She is no kook.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/07/31/ive-worked-marianne-williamson-she-is-no-kook/?utm_term=.f9ed5d8e16d7.

Watch: Marianne Williamson on Race, Reparations and Trump’s ‘Dark Psychic Force’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/politics/marianne-williamson-debate-quotes.html.

Marianne Williamson Wants to ‘See the Memes.’ Here They Are.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/politics/democratic-debate-memes.html.

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