Marianne Williamson did not speak in the first 27 minutes of the democratic debate on Thursday. But when she finally did, everything she said was fantastic.
If you are unfamiliar, Williamson, who turns 67 on July 8, is an author, spiritual guide, and friend of Oprah Winfrey. (I bet you thought last year that you would talk about Oprah on the debating stage and not about your spiritual guru, would you?)
She started her presidential campaign in January and was flying more or less under the radar, but her personality is unmistakable : It feels like a cross between your local clairvoyant, the hippie lady who runs the city's second-hand store, and her mother (or um, you) and two glasses of chardonnay deep. She speaks with a cadence and an accent that you can barely put a finger to, but let's just say it's the definition of what Marianne would probably call grooving.
Williamson got a place on stage on the second night of Democratic debates – something that candidates like Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Rep. Seth Moulton did not make it. And girlfriend (as Marianne would probably say again) did not disappoint.
That's what she said literally, because that's really all you need:
How she would lower the cost of prescription drugs:  First, the government should never have been able to make the deal with Big Pharma about them could not bargain. That was just part of the regular corruption that companies are finding their way through. You know, I would say, and although I agree – and I'm with Senator Bennet and others, I agree with almost everything here.
I'll tell you one thing, it's really nice to have all these plans, but if you think we've defeated Donald Trump by having all those plans, then you have another thing in front of you. Because he did not win when he said he had a plan. He won by simply saying, "Make America great again."
We need to go deeper than just those superficial corrections, important as they are. Although we only talk about the superficial problems, ladies and gentlemen, we have no health care system in the US, we have a health insurance system in the US. We only wait for someone to get sick and then talk about who pays for the treatment and how it is treated.
What we have to talk about is why so many Americans have unnecessary chronic diseases compared to other countries, so many more. It's not just big pharma, not just health insurance, but also chemicals, environmental policies, food, drug policies and much more environmental policy.
The Family Segregation:
What Donald Trump did to the children, and it's not just in Colorado, [Gov. Hickenlooper] You're right, it's a kidnapping, and it's very important that we recognize that.
When you forcibly take a child out of the arms of your parents, you abduct it. If you take many children with you and bring them to a detention center and cause them trauma, it is called child abuse. This is collective child abuse. … both are a crime. If your government does it, it's not a crime. These are state-sponsored crimes.
What President Trump has done is not only to attack these children, not just to demonize these immigrants, he is attacking a rationale of America's moral core. We open our hearts to the stranger.
This is extremely important. It is also important to all of us and I have great respect for all who are on this stage, but we will talk about what we should do with health care. Well, where have you been, boys? Because it's not just about a plan, and I did not hear anyone on this stage who talked about American foreign policy in Latin America and how we could have helped in the past few decades to make things more helpful.
Reforming Criminal Justice and Police Brutality:
All these issues are extremely important, but they are specific, they are symptoms, and the underlying cause has to do with deep, deep, deep areas of racial injustice our criminal justice system and our economic system. And that is why the Democratic Party should be on the side of reparation for slavery. I do not think so, I do not think the average American is a racist, but the average American is sadly under-educated about the history of the breed in the United States.
To combat climate change – and age?
The fact that someone has a younger body does not mean that you have no old ideas. John Kennedy did not say, "I have a plan to take a man to the moon and that's why we're going to do it, I think we can all work together and maybe we can take a man to the moon." John Kennedy said, "By the end of this decade, we will bring a man to the moon." For John Kennedy was back in time when politics involved people and imagination, embracing great dreams and plans.
I had a career in which I did not make the political plans, but I had a career in which I used the inspiration, motivation and excitement of the people. Crowds of people. If we know that if we say that we are moving from a dirty economy to a clean economy, we have a Green New Deal, we will create millions of jobs and do it within ourselves. In the next 12 years we will be interested in ours Grandchildren, because I'm not just interested in winning the next election. Then it will happen.
On what question would she first start as President:
My first phone call is to the New Zealand Prime Minister, who said her goal is to make New Zealand the place where the best place in the world is who can raise a child. And I'll tell her, "Friend, you're ready." Because the United States of America will be the best place in the world where a child can grow up.
On the international relations that would reset them:
One of my first calls would be to call the European leaders and say, "We are evil." Because I fully understand the importance of the United States are part of the Western Alliance.
Your Closing Statement – and Message to Donald Trump:
I'm sorry we did not talk tonight about how we'll beat Donald Trump. I have an idea about Donald Trump: Donald Trump is not just beaten by insider politicians. He is not just beaten by someone who has plans. He is beaten by someone who has an idea of what the man has done. This man has entered the psyche of the American people and used fear for political purposes.
So, Mr President – if you listen – I want you to hear me please: you have used fear for political purposes and only love can eradicate it. I feel that you know what you are doing. I will use the love for political purposes. I will meet you on this field, and my lord, love will win.