Marianne Williamson Calls It Quits, Bows Out to Biden

( – Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson announced on February 7 that she is officially suspending her presidential campaign. The 71-year-old writer posted a video on her Twitter account saying that “it is time” to take a step aside. She added that she and her campaign did everything they could to “shed some light” in a dark time for the United States, and stated she will always feel “grateful” for that.

Williamson’s announcement came a day after President Biden defeated her in the Nevada Democratic primary, with many political analysts saying she had minimal chances of winning the nomination. The author, along with Congressman Dean Phillips, launched longshot bids to unseat the commander-in-chief from his reelection bid in 2023. Despite his low popularity numbers, Phillips remains in the presidential race.

In a Twitter post, the congressman said that Williamson was a strong and courageous woman who always showed compassion for the United States, but claimed she had been mistreated by the “system.” Phillips also said he feels honored to have run alongside the author and promised to carry their “shared principles” forward.

While President Biden has refused to debate the other candidates, Phillips and Williamson debated on January 8 in New Hampshire, where they hoped to win with the president’s absence from the New Hampshire primary ballot. However, a write-in-effort on his behalf by state allies earned President Biden a victory.

Williamson also launched her presidential bid in 2020 but eventually dropped out. However, before suspending her campaign, she laid off all of her staff as she failed to meet polling and fundraising thresholds for all but the first presidential debate. Some reports revealed she also had troubles on this campaign as well, rotating between numerous campaign managers.

During an interview with CBS, Williamson’s most recent campaign manager, Carlos Cardona, said that he officially left the author’s campaign less than 24 hours after the New Hampshire primary. Almost all polls show President Biden as the main favorite to win the nomination.

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