She may not be winning in the polls, but Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has been a leading source of political memes during the debates.
After lighting up Twitter in last month’s first debate with a wild performance that included a plan to beat President Donald Trump with love, Williamson’s name spiked on Tuesday during the second debate after another unusual moment.
She dropped a “yada yada yada” ― the phrase elevated by the TV sitcom “Seinfeld” ― in the middle of an answer.
Moderator Jack Tapper had asked about gun control, which Williamson seized on to decry the role of big-spending groups in politics, including the National Rifle Association.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 31, 2019
Naturally, it was quickly turned into a GIF:
Williamson trended on Twitter during the debate for everything from her unusual Mid-Atlantic accent to her New Age background.
But it was the “yada yada yada” moment that many people couldn’t get over:
A candidate just said: “Yada Yada Yada” and it wasn’t pic.twitter.com/SEJmnZUX8U
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) July 31, 2019
Marianne Williamson is the only candidate brave enough to just cut the middle of her speech and yell "YADDA, YADDA, YADDA" at the top of her lungs and for that I respect her
— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) July 31, 2019
Jerry: Did she just yada yada an answer on guns?Marianne Williamson: pic.twitter.com/GCWksAMbKp
— maura quint (@behindyourback) July 31, 2019
Marianne’s “yada yada yada” campaign speech is everything.
— Nomiki Konst🌹 (@NomikiKonst) July 31, 2019
— Laura A. De Veau, M.Ed. (@deveautrain) July 31, 2019
“So many Americans believe yada yada yada.” – Marianne Williamson taking a strong anti-Seinfeld stance
— Ira thee Third (@ira) July 31, 2019
How is Marianne Williamson the most verbally fluent, charismatic, and presidential person on this stage? How?
— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) July 31, 2019
You yada yada'ed over the best part.
— Chris Dachille (@WBALDash) July 31, 2019
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) July 31, 2019
Marianne Williamson comes through, doesn't disappoint, hits me with a "Yadda Yadda Yadda"#DemDebate
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) July 31, 2019
Marianne appealing to the Seinfeld fans with that “yada, yada, yada”? #DemDebate
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) July 31, 2019
Marianne Williamson just "Yada Yada'd" over the best part #DemDebate
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) July 31, 2019
really the only good thing i can say about Williamson is that she introduced yada yada yada into the history of debates.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 31, 2019
She yada yada’d her fellow candidates for taking dark money! pic.twitter.com/aMvq9PidUR