No one has come out and said this to me but sometimes even I think it is weird that I am suddenly blogging (and tweeting and posting on facebook) about a political candidate these days, so I imagine people who know me do too.
Well, actually I read an article last night that made me realize it isn't so weird. The article is on Instyle.com (You can read it here) and its headline is, “The Women Who Want Marianne Williamson to Be President.” As I read about the stories of these women and the different ways they came to be supporters of Marianne's campaign it struck me how many of them, like me, were moved by her to do things that were outside of their comfort zone. For example, one woman has gone from not even voting in the last election because she was, “the type of person who had to vote her conscience” to being a passionate and active voice for her candidate on Twitter (which she just started using a month ago for this sole purpose.)
Unlike that supporter, I did vote in the last election because I consider it my civic duty and I voted my conscience in the sense that my conscience told me to make the choice that would most likely defeat Donald Trump. That is also what I will do in 2020 regardless of who the democratic nominee is but I think it should and very well could be Marianne Williamson.
Obviously I am not a political expert but I am basing this on more than wishful thinking or a hunch. You see, I pay very close attention to the things I'm passionate about and I have noticed that its not just me and the women in that article that are willing to step out of their comfort zone for this candidate. I read numerous comments on her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts by people who say that they have never been inclined to vote for anyone before but they will be voting for her or that she is the first candidate that they have ever felt passionate about. I also see numerous comments from people who say that they were skeptical about her at first but after hearing her speak or reading about her stance on the policies they think she "makes a lot of sense".
Of course, there are many comments from the haters as well but even some of that is encouraging to me. There is a certain kind of fear generated among the status quo by the presence of Marianne Williamson in this race that speaks to her dynamism as clearly as the outpouring of love by her followers. Among her “Top Fans” on Facebook are people who take every opportunity to tell her how laughable her candidacy is, the irony of their faithful attention to it escaping them.
And lastly, there are the comments that I alluded to in my last post by people who want her to win but are skeptical of her chances. I read one last night that said something to the effect of, “I want you to win but unfortunately that's not the way the world works these days.” And yet the way the world works (or doesn't) these days is a lot different from how it used to work before another so called unlikely candidate for POTUS came on the scene. As Marianne says, “those of us who love must love with as much conviction as that which is displayed by those who hate." I truly believe that if that were to happen she not only could win but would win.
If you agree with me, please consider donating at least one dollar to Marianne Williamson's campaign so that she can qualify for the next debate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/marianne-williamson-2020-committee
Love Will Win,