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Marianne Williamson is my favorite Democrat running for president. I take her seriously.
In fact, I downloaded one of her books to see what she has to offer. Having heard her described as a walking dead hippie, crystal rubbing new ager, and having struggled to comprehend a few of those, once, in my own labors as a spiritual seeker, I was expecting the usual excesses of the genre, maybe even some elephant jokes. The book I perused, however, was remarkably sober and basically mainstream. Ms. Williamson stuck to the same classical themes which had inspired generations of British and American orientalists before her: The consequences of separation of the lover and the beloved, removing assumptions that derail the journey toward truth, healing as a function of teaching, learning as a function of humility, and so on.
She’s a smart lady, and a gifted writer. As a presidential candidate Ms. Williamson is probably doomed, but it wouldn’t worry me overmuch if she were to replace Donald Trump as president. In any case, she’s certainly right about one thing: If the DNC puts forth another political inside-game player as its nominee, the Democrat will lose.