Marianne Williamson warned the Democrats on Saturday that they would not silence me & # 39; by leaving her next week's debate.
& # 39; If you think that one night I won't be silenced in the debate about those things, then you don't know who I am if you think so, & # 39; she said to reporters in New Hampshire. Democratic Party Convention.
Williamson did not qualify for the third presidential primary debate that will take place in Houston next Thursday evening.
Marianne Williamson acknowledges applause after speaking at the New Hampshire State Democratic Party convention
Williamson warned Democrats that they would not silence me & # 39; by leaving her next week's debate in Houston
Although she had the required 130,000 donors, she did not achieve 2 percent in four predetermined surveys. She was three short polls and will start the debate in October if she receives those polls.
& # 39; Certainly, that is my hope, & # 39; she said about making the October debate in Ohio.
& # 39; That is not the ultimate determining factor. The ultimate determining factor is the energy of voters, but people on the ground, & she added. & # 39; It's important. I don't minimize it, but it's not the only alternative. & # 39;
She said she will follow the Los Angeles debate and stream her thoughts about it after it ends on her website.
& # 39; I will put my two cents on live stream on Marianne2020.com. So you can still hear me. You just can't hear me on stage with the rest of them, & # 39; she said, adding to the 10 candidates who will be on stage: & # 39; I wish everyone the best. & # 39;
The September debate will only last one night, with top candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders on stage together for the first time together with Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O & # 39; Rourke , Julian Castro, and Andrew Yang.
It will be a three-hour event that takes place from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. ET.
Williamson on Saturday also had strong words from those who ridicule the spiritual aspect of her campaign.
& # 39; Those of us who are people of faith are not stupid. Were not. Some people seem to think that we have fewer brain cells. We are informed. I believe in science. There is nothing in my belief that is at odds with what I know about science or medicine. And more importantly, this doesn't help, & she said. & # 39; It gives many people the feeling that their values here are not honor. Is that how you think we will win in 2020? & # 39;
The spiritual author, in her first presidential debate, promised to use & # 39; love & # 39; to defeat President Donald Trump and, last week, removed a tweet that made fun of claiming the & # 39; power of the mind & # 39; could help hurricane Dorian divert from landing as it works its way up the American coastline.
She warned Democrats – especially those in the party's progressive wing – that mocking people's beliefs could cost them voting in the South and possibly lead to the re-election of Trump.
& # 39; You're going to mock us? Saying that we must remain silent? What's going on in this country? A self-satisfied self-righteous intolerant left winger is not the most dangerous for the emotional structure of this country than a self-satisfied self-righteous intolerant right wing, & she said.
Williamson talked about her spirituality at the time of the debate
She warned Democrats not to treat people of faith the way they treated Bernie Sanders supporters in 2016 or would re-elect Donald Trump
She warned as Democrats & # 39;want to win in 2020 – and we all want to win fiercely in 2020 & # 39 ;, then they should talk to voters who have taken the 2016 contest, voted for an alternative candidate or voted for Trump but have doubts.
& # 39;But if you think that makes them feel – especially in places like the South – that their religious beliefs don't make them less intelligent in any way. Good luck with that. Whatever genius you came up with, it wasn't the strategist you want on your side, & Williamson said.
The deep south is a traditionally red, conservative country. But Democrats hope to make Georgia and Texas blue in the coming election cycles. Florida is already a swing state.
Williamson said she was not referring to her 2020 rivals when she spoke of & # 39; smug self-satisfied intolerant left winger & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Not my rivals, no, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I have a lot of respect for the other candidates. It was a pleasure to get to know them.
Williamson argued that treating people of faith in this way was similar to how Democrats treated Bernie Sanders supporters in 2016, when the party's progressive wing felt that national Democrats were no longer in power.
& # 39; This is important because it is very similar to a conversation about believing people, even Republicans. This is what they did to Bernie last time. All these people just wanted to enter the tent and got the feeling that they were not welcome. Are you gonna do this again guys? & # 39; she said.
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