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Marianne Williamson: Bold, Outgoing, Magician

Sanders Jett-Folk | United States

Marianne Williamson’s campaign for President has already reached the national stage, both bewildering and enticing voters across the nation. Her political background is in activism, though her true claim to fame is writing self-help books. Yet, Williamson believes she has what it takes to be the 46th President of the United States. But does she have a chance at defeating the Democratic establishment and Donald Trump?

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Makes or Breaks his Candidacy, Tonight

Dylan Palmer | United States

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, may be the most interesting candidate to watch in tonight’s second Democratic Debate. Leading up to today he’s talked big game and high ideals. Buttigieg has separated himself from the rest of the field with his hopeful rhetoric, energetic youth, and grass-roots working-class appeal. However, in the aftermath of the first Democratic Debate in which virtually every candidate jumped frantically from scripted talking point to scripted talking point, he has a decision to make.

Will he continue his authentic style, or fall to the pressures of the debate stage, like so many before him? It’s not easy to engage in thoughtful reflection when funneled into a one minute or 30-second time slot for a response. Yet, Buttigieg has built his brand on being the only gay, Harvard graduate, Rhode Scholar, US military veteran in the race. In other words, he’s built his brand on being a worldly, intellectual politician.

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