L.A.-based inspirational speaker and self-help author person Marianne Williamson believes in miracles (she even taught a course in them), but that hasn’t seemed to help her ailing presidential campaign.
According to a New Hampshire news station, the Oprah-sanctioned guru laid off her entire staff today, but is not suspending her campaign. Until today, Williamson reportedly employed “a few dozen” people, including campaign manager Patricia Ewing, whose position was also eliminated. Earlier today, former housing secretary Julián Castro dropped out of the race.
The past few months have been a real slog for Williamson, who failed to qualify for the past four Democratic debates (there’s little hope she’ll qualify for the next one on January 14). In the third quarter of 2019, her cash flow slowed to a trickle, amounting to approximately $3 million versus the eight-figure hauls brought in by top-tier candidates like Bernie Sanders ($25.3 million) and Elizabeth Warren ($24.6 million). In the fourth quarter, Bernie did even better with $34.5 million. Williamson hasn’t released fourth quarter numbers, but a staffer told the Hill that the layoffs resulted from financial issues. Some are speculating this could be the beginning of the end for the self-proclaimed “bitch for god.”
Williamson’s been active on Twitter over the past few hours, sending out dispatches about public school funding, mass shootings, and climate change, but she’s yet to comment on the layoffs.
We’ve been warned about the perils of climate change, but govt and business resistance to appropriate action has left us deeply imperiled. Let’s pray for Australia now, and deepen our commitment to WW2 level mass mobilization to reverse climate change over the next seven years.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) January 2, 2020
Twitter, of course, has a lot to say about the development.
"Marianne Williamson lays off entire campaign staff."
Campaign Staff: pic.twitter.com/iBH76OBuJR
— house of snarks (@houseofsnarks) January 2, 2020
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