While spiritual guru Marianne Williamson has spent much of her career focusing on "invisible forces," her next move could trigger some very visible drama in the Democratic Party.
According to Politico, Williamson said last week that she may challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination.
"As America gears up for the 2024 presidential election, I’m preparing an important announcement on March 4th in Washington DC," Politico quoted her as saying in a statement on Saturday.
Those words came following a Friday interview with the website during which she lashed out at the president's record.
"Apparently Biden's going to run on a message that the economy is getting stronger," Williamson told Politico. "I think that speaks to the disconnect between the analysis of party elites versus the struggle of everyday Americans."
"We're being asked to limit our political imaginations — to just accept the low unemployment and low inflation rate, that that is sort of the best that we can get," she continued.
"But that is a hollow victory," Williamson complained, adding, "The majority of Americans are still struggling to survive."
Meanwhile, Fox News noted that the Democratic National Committee (Democratic National Committee) has made changes to its nominating calendar, moving New Hampshire's primary from first place to third.
That decision has been interpreted by some as being a sign the DNC expects Biden to face a primary challenge. Williamson blasted the move, telling Politico it amounted to "spitting in the face of democracy."
"How can the Democratic Party present itself as a champion of democracy and do something as undemocratic as overtly engineering the primary schedule to make sure that their chosen candidate would win it?" she demanded.
For his part, Biden has struggled under abysmal polling numbers, with a survey conducted between January 26 and January 30 by AP-NORC finding that only 12% of Democrats think he should lead their party.
What's more, the poll also found that just 41% of Democrats regard Biden as their party's current leader despite him being a sitting president.
Meanwhile, a Washington Post and ABC News poll carried out between January 27 and February 1 found that almost one in four Democrats think the president has accomplished "not very much" or "little or nothing" since assuming office over two years ago.