Presidential candidates are often criticized for speaking in platitudes, preferring to speak in broad strokes to craft a message that’s both universally well-received and also insulated from criticism.
That’s why the 2020 Democratic primary has been somewhat refreshing, with candidates releasing detailed plans, with well-thought-out ways to fund them, about how they should remake America. From Bernie’s healthcare plan to Beto’s climate plan and even Kamala’s extremely detailed student loan debt idea, candidates are finally delivering hard truths about America.
And then there’s Marianne Williamson. While a lot of her rhetoric is high-minded and soaring, she is truly not afraid to tell it like it is.
Especially to small children, apparently.
When asked by 10-year-old reporter Jeffrey Kraft at the debates if she had a pet, she responded that she did.
“And then the cat died,” she added.
Young reporter to @marwilliamson: “Do you have a pet?”@marwilliamson to young reporter: “I had a cat and the cat died.” pic.twitter.com/jK8Miaf1TG— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) July 31, 2019
But this grim tale has a happy ending. Never afraid to dream big, Williamson comforted the cub reporter by letting her know the White House was big enough for some new pets if she won.
There’s a follow-up question.— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) July 31, 2019
Young reporter: “If you become President, what animal will become the White House’s pet?”
Answer: “The White House is very big. Theoretically you can have a cat and a dog.” pic.twitter.com/1HCTVHqcuU
Now if only she could get her other problematic positions under control.
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