Marianne Williamson put a spell on me

Of all the low-profile candidates vying for national attention in the Democratic debates this week, Marianne Williamson stood out.

In coverage immediately before, she was derided for simply being an ‘author and activist’: descriptors, it’s worth noting, that could be applied to everyone else standing.

The 66-year-old was placed at the far edge of the Thursday debate stage and only got four minutes and 58 seconds of speaking time. But she made those seconds count.

First, she struck out against her arch-nemesis: plans. ‘I’ll tell you one thing, it’s really nice if we’ve got all these plans, but if you think we’re going to beat Donald Trump by just having all these plans, you’ve got another thing coming,’ she said. ‘Because he didn’t win by saying he had a plan. He won by simply saying “Make America Great Again.” We’ve got to get deeper than just these superficial fixes, as important as they are.’