Washington, D.C. – Marianne Williamson, a former presidential candidate, faced an uphill battle to gain momentum in the Democratic primaries. Despite polling higher and receiving more votes than in her 2020 campaign, Williamson was unable to build a broad coalition to challenge Joe Biden’s claim to the nomination. The Democratic National Committee’s decision not to host primary debates and its lack of attention to Williamson’s candidacy further hindered her campaign.
Throughout her campaign, Williamson experienced staffing problems, cycling through four campaign managers. Following the New Hampshire primary, where she earned 4 percent of the vote, her longest-tenured campaign manager, Carlos Cardona, announced his departure.
In a video message to her supporters, Williamson gracefully announced the suspension of her campaign, acknowledging the beauty in endings. However, even her exit was marred by difficulties. After the New Hampshire primary, Williamson hosted a call with volunteers, where she openly discussed the possibility of suspending her campaign, a moment that was later shared online, drawing negative attention.
Despite the campaign’s financial struggles, Williamson vowed to remain in the race, claiming she had been hacked. She also posted a letter on her ActBlue page, announcing the suspension of her campaign and expressing disappointment at not being able to compete with well-funded opponents.
On a brighter note, Williamson hinted at a return to the literary world, with a new book scheduled for release in May. Her return to writing comes after accusations that her presidential campaign was a ploy to promote the book, a claim that led to delays in its publication last fall.
While Williamson has not confirmed whether she will seek another run for office, her determination and resilience could potentially lead to future political endeavors. As she returns to the literary space, her experiences from the campaign trail may shape her future endeavors in both politics and writing.