Marianne Williamson is a democratic candidate running for president. Because, who isn’t a democratic candidate running for president at this point? Williamson, a New Age self-help guru, is Jewish, which is why you’re reading about her here on Alma.
But more than that, her performance at night two of the democratic debates was really something.
As The Cut wrote, “Marianne Williamson stood silently, presumably meditating and growing ever more powerful, until around the 45-minute mark, at which point she began sporadically pontificating about the nature of love, peace, and healing in a dulcet, husky tone.”
Now, who becomes our next president is obviously an incredibly important matter, and we need to acknowledge that Williamson isn’t just a cute, wacky lady — she holds some incredibly dangerous views, including anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.
But when politics feel so grim, sometimes we need to bask in some comic relief. Twitter had a day joking about her during the debate. So are you ready for the best tweets about Marianne Williamson? Let’s do it.
1. This is who she is:
Marianne Williamson is your friends mom who lets you guys smoke pot in the house but corners you after to talk about her spirit guides.
— Tim Dillon (@TimJDillon) June 28, 2019
2. A real-live shawl:
Marianne Williamson is like if one of Stevie Nicks’ shawls came to life
— word west (@wordwestpress) June 28, 2019
3. This energy, yep:
I’m sorry I missed the moment last night when everyone was reading Marianne Williamson’s energy bc I would have said she has huge divorcée in a chunky tumbled gemstone necklace living in Santa Fe who puts out a tambourine basket for guests energy
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) June 28, 2019
4. “A lone origami crane”
Pete Buttigieg goes to shake Marianne Williamson's hand but she's already disappeared. On her lectern sits a lone origami crane
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) June 28, 2019
5. Can she stay?
It's nearly 12 hours after the debate, and I still am laughing at the Marianne Williamson content. I need her to stick around to add some levity to the hell that is 2020.
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) June 28, 2019
"I am pregnant," announces Jonathan Franzen's wife. He places a single portobello on a plate take out to the grill. He prepares a response, but before he can speak, Marianne Williamson enters from the back yard, saying https://t.co/qUGGuWqnO7
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) June 28, 2019
7. She is a spectacular witch!
It suddenly feels really imperative to remind everyone that they should NOT vote for Marianne Williamson, even if she is a spectacular witch.
— Rebecca Fishbein (@bfishbfish) June 28, 2019
8. She’d definitely call in to Dr. Crane’s show:
Marianne Williamson has chaotic recurring Frasier character energy
— alex (@alex_abads) June 28, 2019
9. Literal Live Laugh Love candle!!
I can’t believe a literal Live Laugh Love candle is running for President! Because that’s what Marianne Williamson is
— muna mire (@Muna_Mire) June 28, 2019
10. Chaotic groovy vibes
I’m here for all the Marianne Williamson memes!
We need to keep her in the debates. Her chaotic groovy energy is vital. I want her to issue us all a side quest. pic.twitter.com/wnrFMJLyYB
— Clayton Cubitt (@claytoncubitt) June 28, 2019
11. Why is she so into New Zealand!?
Not a soul:
Marianne Williamson: My first act as president, I’m calling New Zealand.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 28, 2019
12. Is it because of GOOP??
MODERATOR: In one or two words, what would your first act as President be?
BERNIE: Special interests
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON: I was reading a wonderful article in GOOP about New Zealand,
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 28, 2019
13. Wouldn’t be surprised!
kinda feel like marianne williamson and the prime minister of new zealand are gonna hook up
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) June 28, 2019
14. For sure.
Marianne Williamson is definitely a fan of fruit wine. pic.twitter.com/WHoG1AvXTj
— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) June 28, 2019
15. “Wellness Weirdo Experience”
I feel for people for whom Marianne Williamson is their first Wellness Weirdo Experience. One of the quintessential political experiences, I think across the spectrum, is agreeing with someone and then they say something like The Government Invented Sweet Potatoes To Enslave Us.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) June 28, 2019
Marianne Williamson is doing an incredible job for someone who is obviously digesting an edible on television
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 28, 2019
17. It’s out of our control now…
an accidental but powerful coalition of oprah viewers, spiritual-but-not-religious christians, people who think juice cures cancer, and ironic gay twitter users are going to propel marianne williamson into office and there's nothing we can do about it
— Max Read (@max_read) June 28, 2019
18. We needed this.
I know nobody wants political content on this account but it's 2:30am and I am awake and putting Marianne Williamson's speech to Twin Peaks music pic.twitter.com/fSjP5wzrnR
— I will meet you on that field. (@BoxrecGrey) June 28, 2019
19. Hey, we’ll take it.
Marianne Williamson is the only candidate bold enough to propose a witchcraft based health care system.
— Guy Branum (@guybranum) June 28, 2019
20. This is how it’s going to go down:
Stage 1: Did you hear Marianne Williamson in the debate last night? LOL!
Stage 2: Did you see her on Fallon? She's wacky but she's not boring!
Stage 3: Wow, she stuck around longer than I thought! Crazy!
Stage 4: I have reservations about President Williamson's crystal tariffs
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) June 28, 2019
21. Not not gonna happen.
i can’t wait til we elect marianne williamson as president and then i have to look back at all these tweets and melt into a puddle of horror and shame like i do every time i read a “president trump” joke i made in 2015
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 28, 2019
22. Mazel tov to our first Jewish president.
The more we joke about Marianne Williamson the more certain I am that she is going to be the next President of the United States
— Quinta Jurecic (@qjurecic) June 28, 2019
Image of Marianne by Drew Angerer/Getty Images