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Old January 8th, 2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Oprah could run. Oprah could win.

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? If not, you missed a moving speech by Oprah Winfrey, the recipient of the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.

America woke up Monday with a crazy idea in its addled brain: Oprah Winfrey could be the next president of the United States.

The notion has tugged at the imagination for as long as Winfrey has been famous, but her barnstorming speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday electrified much of the 56 percent of the populace that disapproves of her fellow television personality, President Trump. The possibility of a Winfrey campaign, on Monday at least, seemed capable of uniting both ends of the political spectrum.

“I want her to run for president,” Meryl Streep told The Washington Post just after the Globes ceremony. “I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.”

“Oprah. #ImWithHer,” tweeted Bill Kristol, scion of neoconservatism and the original promoter of Sarah Palin, whose tongue-in-cheek declaration gave way to an objective case for her candidacy: “Understands Middle America better than Elizabeth Warren,” he tweeted. “Less touchy-feely than Joe Biden, more pleasant than Andrew Cuomo, more charismatic than John Hickenlooper.”

The question lingering under this surprising groundswell: Are we now at a point where we believe celebrity is a prerequisite for winning (let alone governing)? Jokes about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson being so widely likable that he, too, could run for president have recently morphed into something like actual candidate buzz; the wrestler-turned-actor recently said he’s “seriously considering” a run.

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It's a bunch of silliness.
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I like Oprah - but I do not want her to be President of the country. She is as unqualified as the buffoon we have in there now.

Except she's an excellent business woman who made every cent of her money; whereas our current dotard-in-chief inherited his money and has gone bankrupt multiple times.
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It's a bunch of silliness.


Do you think Oprah would be a better president than Donald Trump??
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I like Oprah - but I do not want her to be President of the country. She is as unqualified as the buffoon we have in there now.

Except she's an excellent business woman who made every cent of her money; whereas our current dotard-in-chief inherited his money and has gone bankrupt multiple times.


She sure gave a great speech.
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I like Oprah - but I do not want her to be President of the country. She is as unqualified as the buffoon we have in there now.

Except she's an excellent business woman who made every cent of her money; whereas our current dotard-in-chief inherited his money and has gone bankrupt multiple times.
Unlike the Republican President, she is a successful businessperson and a TV star.

As I say, if it is against him, let her run. But I fear that the Republican President may have scared too many off people without a political track record so if the Republicans get a reasonable candidate I don't think she would win.

Obama achieved a great rapport with the young. I don't know if that is part of Oprah's following.

But think about it if she did win. You thought the reaction to Obama was bad, a president who is both black and a woman?

The angry old white men would stroke out.
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Do you think Oprah would be a better president than Donald Trump??
Nope.

This is literally the same exact logic that folks on the right used in electing Trump.

"She has money and she's famous so she'll definitely make a good president!"
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Hopefully, Oprah will run. We need her to run. Lets put her politics square in the voters faces.
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I wonder if she will use her “White people just need to die”comment as a campaign slogan.
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