Author Marianne Williamson suspends 2024 presidential campaign

 February 8, 2024

While President Joe Biden's 2024 presidential campaign might have reluctantly feared too many Democratic competitors, there's one less they have to worry about now.

According to the Washington Examiner, author Marianne Williamson, who unsuccessfully ran in 2020, dropped out of the 2024 race after the Nevada primary.

Biden trounced Williamson, badly, in the Nevada Democratic primary, leaving her no choice but to call it quits.

Williamson did so poorly, in fact, that she was also beaten by the "none of these candidates" option on the Nevada ballot.

Campaign suspended

Williamson released a statement in the wake of the poor showing in Nevada, attempting to sugarcoat what was an embarrassingly bad beating she took by the 81-year-old, low-polling, often-confused president.

"I read a quote the other day that said that sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too,” Williamson said in a video message this week. "And so today, even though it is time to suspend my campaign for the presidency, I do want to see the beauty."

While her words were pleasant, there was certainly no "beauty" in getting beat by "none of these candidates."

The Washington Examiner noted:

With 84% of the vote in, Biden got 89.3% of Nevadan Democrats’ vote, followed by 5.8% for “none of these candidates” and 2.9% for Williamson.

Many across social media had called on Williamson and other Democratic challengers to face reality and drop out in order to consolidate behind Biden, though the president is having a difficult time convincing his base to get behind him.

Social media reacts

Williamson didn't receive much in the way of support across social media in recent weeks, especially given her other poor showings in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

"Self-help guru Marianne Williamson has suspended her presidential campaign after terribly poor showings in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, ending her long-shot primary challenge to President Biden. Honestly, did you notice and do you even care?" one X user wrote

Another X user wrote, "She never had a chance, despite being better than Biden. But that's damning by faint praise, almost anyone is better than Biden."

Now, the focus has turned to Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), another Democratic challenger. Many have called on Phillips to follow in Williamson's footsteps. Only time will tell if he buckles.

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