Author and activist (D) was the most-searched candidate during the second night of the first 2020 Democratic debates Thursday night, according to Google Trends.
Ahead of the second debate between the slate of Democratic White House hopefuls, candidates like Sens. (I-Vt.) and (D-Calif.), former Vice President and entrepreneur garnered the most attention online.
Top searched #DemDebate2 candidates during the debate.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) June 27, 2019
But, Williamson’s search interest surged nearly every time she spoke onstage, according to Google. Her answers called for inspiring Americans and leading with “love.”
“I’ll tell you one thing, it’s really nice if we’ve got all these plans, but if you think we’re going to beat Donald Trump by just having all these plans, you’ve got another thing coming,” Williamson told her fellow candidates. “Because he didn’t win by saying he had a plan. He won by simply saying ‘Make America Great Again.’ We’ve got to get deeper than just these superficial fixes, as important as they are.”
“[ is] going to be beaten by somebody who has an idea what this man has done. … You have harnessed fear for political purposes and only love can cast that out,” Williamson said later. “So I, sir, I have a feeling you know what you’re doing. I’m going to harness love for political purposes. I will meet you on that field. And, sir, love will win.”
Williamson had the third-least speaking time during Thursday night’s debate, finishing ahead of only Rep. (D-Calif) and Yang.
Williamson also hit candidates like Swalwell who during the debate argued that older candidates like Biden should “pass the torch” to the younger people running.
“The fact that somebody has a younger body doesn’t mean you don’t have old ideas,” Williamson said.
Harris and South Bend, Ind., Mayor (D) saw the second and third highest search rates during the debate, respectively, ahead of Biden and Yang.