July 30, 2019 - Williamson Reminds Anderson Cooper that she is Running for President

In an interview after night one of the second Democratic presidential debates, Williamson is asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper which candidate she is supporting if she is unsuccessful in her presidential bid. She responds by reminding Cooper that she is a candidate for president: “But wait a minute, let’s talk about someone who is doing that — that person is me.” She cedes that she aligns most with Sanders and Warren. When pushed further, she says, “Why do you need anyone else when you got me?” In this exchange, Williamson confronts doubts about her electability that are inherent in the question and the fact that it is being asked just a couple months into the presidential campaign. This is similar to the experience of other women who have come before her in waging bids for presidential office.