Marianne Williamson's presidential campaign in 2020 gained momentum when the self-help guru became the most wanted candidate during Tuesday's debate in Detroit
Marianne Williamson's presidential campaign in 2020 has gained momentum as the self-help guru became the most wanted candidate during Tuesday's debate in Detroit.
Williamson and nine other presidential battles fought during the three-hour confrontation – the first half of the party's second debate.
Google Trends data showed that the author was the most wanted candidate in 49 states during the debate. The only state where she did not dominate the search trends was Montana, where Gov Steve Bullock took that gamble.
Although she took the second-shortest talk time in eight minutes and 52 seconds, Williamson dominated a survey about Drudge per CNN, as more than 47 percent of viewers declared her the winner of the debate.
She sent online discussions, both for her wayward ways and jargon and for her policy ideas.
Perhaps Williamson's most impactful moment was when she seemed to be y # & # 39; while she gave a lecture on health care – while her comment about President Donald Trump who & # 39; dark psychic powers & # 39; was a close second.
Although she took the second-shortest talk time in eight minutes and 52 seconds, Williamson dominated a survey about Drudge per CNN, as more than 47 percent of viewers declared her the winner of the debate. The author smiled when she later spoke with reporters
Williamson and nine other presidential battles fought during the three-hour confrontation – the first half of the party's second debate. On stage from left to right are: Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O & # 39; Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney and Steve Bullock
There were very few break-out moments in the debate, while candidates staggered between beating Trump and attacking each other, uncertain whether they spent their time on the podium to win the 2020 primary race or general election.
Leader Elizabeth Warren, who dominated the first debate last month, again delivered a strong performance and took the most broadcasting time at 18 minutes and 33 seconds.
The Massachusetts senator and her closest competitor, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, shared the majority of attacks from fellow candidates who seized their socialist platforms.
They both came at the top with speaking time, Sanders followed Warren at 17 minutes and 45 seconds, as CNN gave candidates extra time to respond to direct attacks.
Warren was named the winner of the first debate, but received little praise for not competing against one of the five best candidates.
This time her performance is expected to have more impact, since she shares the stage
Analyst Bill Palmer once again chose Warren as his winner and said her performance will have more impact as she shared the stage with Sanders and South Bend, Mayor of Indiana, Pete Buttigieg.
Palmer felt that Sanders was not enjoying himself.
& # 39; Warren climbed the polls last month, partly at the expense of Bernie, & # 39; he said wrote. & # 39; Tonight was his chance to show that he could linger with Warren, and it just didn't happen. Bernie came in a few good moments and he didn't hurt himself tonight. But he needed a win, and he didn't get it. & # 39;
CNN Editor-in-Chief Chris Cillizza disagreed and named Sanders as one of his winners.
& # 39; He came out feisty – and stayed that way, & # 39; he said wrote. & # 39; Asked about the criticism of the former Maryland Rep. John Delaney on his health care plan, Sanders reacted bluntly: & # 39; You are wrong. & # 39; Asked about his single-payer & # 39; Medicare for All & # 39; plan, Sanders snarled: & # 39; I wrote the damn bill. & # 39;
& # 39; Of course, Sanders probably came across as hot and angry for some people. But for liberals looking for Sanders to stand up proudly and unashamedly for the need for massive structural changes in our politics and culture, got exactly what they wanted.
& # 39; And for good reason, Sanders clearly surpassed Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren in this debate. & # 39;
Front runners Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took the most time because they shared the majority of the attacks of fellow candidates on their socialist platforms
Buttigieg was one of the most stable candidates on the podium, but Palmer said he didn't do as well as in the first debate.
& # 39; He did well enough tonight, but was injured because he was not on stage with [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden, & # 39; he wrote.
Cillizza agreed that Buttigieg played it safe, but praised his clear message: I am young, yes, but the older people who are on stage with me have not solved any of these problems, so it is time for something else. & # 39;
The three moderate candidates who came in with the lowest poll numbers – former Congressman of Maryland John Delaney, former Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper and Ohio Rep Tim Ryan – seemed to have the same strategy to stand out by competing against Sanders and Warren.
The plan failed when they each made several of the same point and turned into one voice.
Delaney's only outbreak came when he faced Warren, who, as Palmer put it, & # 39; steamed him to the point that it was almost comical & # 39 ;.
Bullock was the most effective moderate on the stage and spent much of his 11 minutes of talk time destroying & # 39; wishlist economics & # 39; and & # 39; pie-in-the-sky & # 39; policy while offering his record on GOP territory.
& # 39; If moderates were looking for someone other than former vice-president Joe Biden to support in this primary, Bullock offered himself as a viable alternative & # 39 ;, Cillizza wrote.
Former congressman of Texas Beto R & Rourke and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came out swinging but failed to land a breakout. They each spoke a little less than 11 minutes
Both former Texas congressman Beto O & Rourke and Minnesota Sen Amy Klobuchar came out swinging, but failed to land a breakout. They each spoke a little less than 11 minutes.
Cillizza said about O & # 39; Rourke: & # 39; Although he was slightly more energetic than in the first debate, there were large parts of the debate where he simply disappeared from the conversation.
& # 39; And too often when he got the chance to speak, he sounded too repetitive and too wooden, a problem that plagued him in the first debate.
Klobuchar, Cillizza says, seemed to be entering water in search of a moment or a wave of.
With night one down, all eyes are now on California Sen. Kamala Harris and former vice president Joe Biden – who should have enough to say about Tuesday's debate.
Marianne Williamson's biggest debut hits – including a & # 39; Seinfeld & # 39; hat tip and a YODEL
Only one other democrat spoke less than new-age guru Marianne Williamson during the primary debate on July 30, 2019, but she made the most of her time and then dominated online discussion with quips, quotables – and even a jodel.
& # 39; DARK PSYCHIAN FORCES & # 39;
Williamson warned against replacing policy-based intellectual discussions for emotional calls to thwart President Trump's use of racially charged language:
& # 39; If you think that something of this arrogance is going to tackle the dark psychic power of the collective hatred that this president calls in this country, I am afraid that the Democrats will face some very dark days. & # 39;
& # 39; EMOTIONAL TURBULENCE & # 39; FROM SLAVERY
Williamson defended her recommendation to spend no less than $ 500 billion in paying repairs to the descendants of African slaves:
& # 39;People heal when truth is told deeply. We must acknowledge that when it comes to the economic gap between blacks and whites in America, it comes from a major injustice that has never been addressed. This major injustice has to do with the fact that 250 years of slavery was followed by another hundred years of domestic terrorism.
& # 39; Why am I qualified to say $ 200 billion to $ 500 billion? I will tell you what makes me qualified. If you did the 40-hectare math and a mule, given that there were 4 million to 5 million slaves at the end of the civil war, four to five – and they were all promised 40 hectares and a mule for every family of four, if you were doing math today, it would be trillions of dollars. And I believe that just under $ 100 billion is an insult.
& # 39; And I believe that $ 200 billion to $ 500 billion is politically feasible today, because so many Americans realize that there remains an injustice that continues to be toxic below the surface, an emotional turbulence that will only heal reparations. & # 39;
ONE & # 39; SEINFELD & # 39; MOMENT
When asked about gun violence, Williamson collected it in a longer list of Democratic bugbears that she thinks could be defeated by taking their money from the American political system. She ended with a hat-tip for a 1997 episode of & # 39; Seinfeld & # 39 ;:
& # 39; The issue of arms security is, of course, that the NRA keeps us in trouble, but so are the pharmaceutical companies, the health insurers, the fossil fuel companies and the defense companies, and none of these will change until we either adopt a constitutional amendment or adopt legislation that establish public financing for federal campaigns.
& # 39; But for politicians, including my fellow candidates, who have themselves received tens of thousands – and in some cases hundreds of thousands – of dollars from the same corporate donors to think that they now have the moral authority to say we are I think the Democratic Party will not be surprised that so many Americans believe – "Yada, yada, yada". & # 39;
While Williamson was teaching her opponents how to prevent Republicans from outwitting them in healthcare, her voice suddenly jumped to octaves:
& # 39; I have to say, I am normally there with Bernie and Elizabeth about this, & # 39; she said. But an unexpected vocal tic made it sound like & i'm normal way-ee-ay over there. & # 39;
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