The author Marianne Williamson was the surprise of a debate in which she had very little time compared to her opponents, less than half of that of the most famous candidates.
Fox News reports that Williamson's strategy of debate was to push for "to speak the radical truth".
This included an appeal for compensation up to $ 500 billion for African Americans and some difficult talk about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, which earned her the strong support of the Detroit public.
"I assure you: I lived in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, what happened to Flint would not have happened to Grosse Pointe. This is part of the dark underbelly of American society. Racism, bigotry and the whole conversation we are having here tonight, if you think that a part of this arrogance will deal with this obscure psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is raising in this country, then I & # 39; I fear the Democrats will see very dark days, "he said. "We have to say it as it is – it is bigger than Flint. It is everywhere in this country. They are people of color in particular. In particular they are the people who do not have the money to react. And if the Democrats do not start to say it, because those people should feel there for us. And if those people don't feel it, they won't vote for us and Donald Trump will win. "
Williamson has been a spiritual consultant to Oprah Winfrey for years. His first book A return to love, rose to the limelight in 1992 after an appearance that changed lives The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Winfrey claimed that reading the self-help book caused her "157 miracles".
New York Times journalist Katie Benner pointed out how Williamson used Flint "to tackle the problem of racism head-on".
Los Angeles Times National correspondent Matt Pearce described Williamson as "often a much better communicator than most other politicians on stage".
As a result, Williamson has achieved great results online. It was just the most wanted candidate in two states before the debate, according to Google Trends.
Later, she was the best candidate on Google in all but Montana. This is an increase of around 2450 percent.
Vanity Fair the journalist Tina Nguyen joked: "Next debate:" Manifestation of the hands, which on this stage is committed to counteract the dark psychic forces "."
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat criticized Williamson's management by CNN. "CNN was obviously frightened of the" sorry, we had the experience of President Trump in not giving Williamson the space and the air he deserves, "he commented.
Comedian Sarah Silverman immediately summed up many of the positive and negative comments, emphasizing Williamson: "It could be an extravagant granola but it is right".
Not everyone was happy with Williamson's success. The corresponding Vox correspondent Zack Beauchamp said that "it is fun in isolation, but if you think about it for more than two seconds its presence on this stage is really disturbing".
New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni retweeted Breitbart Senior Editor's comment at Joel Pollak that Williamson had a "strong night". He added: "Trump's supporters eager to keep Marianne-mentum moving forward".
Among others on stage, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders had strong debates.
Beto O’Rourke also turned back after a lackluster debate in which he was criticized for lacking energy. Even the mayor of Indiana Pete Buttigieg was strong and hit all his signs.
Among the underperformers, the Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and former Maryland Democrat John Delaney.
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