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People like Oprah but aren't sure about her running for president

People like Oprah but aren't sure about her running for president”

She closed her speech with a call for unity, "I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon. If she runs, she will destroy anyone in front of her".

Oprah, fresh off her triumphant Golden Globes speech, seems to be signaling that she is interested in a run for president, according to sources close to the iconic talk show host. She had me and my family.

Even the White House stated that Trump would "welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else", when a spokesman was questioned aboard Air Force One.

"Oprah's speech might have produced tears at my Globes gathering, but that doesn't mean that once the dust clears she's going to flirt with running for elective office of any size, much less the presidency", Fienberg wrote in The Hollywood Reporter. Step back for a moment and consider where we've come: If I'd told you five years ago that the 2020 presidential race would be Oprah versus The Donald, you'd have insisted I seek professional help.

CNN later quoted two unidentified friends of Winfrey as saying that for several months she has been "actively thinking" about running.

Still, Winfrey might be in good company in terms of her polling. When she raised her volume and used repetition to declare the end of the era when powerful men could abuse women with impunity - "But their time is up". And in a November 2006 WNBC/Marist poll, a slim majority of voters, 30%, said they wanted Barack Obama to run for president in 2008.

Some Democrats - and a few "Never Trump" Republicans, such as Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol - reacted to the Golden Globes speech by using the Twitter #imwithher hashtag to tout Winfrey as a candidate.

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka is endorsing Oprah Winfrey's message, if not a political future, in a recent tweet. It offered hope - a commodity that has been in desperately short supply. "She is probably the most beloved carbon-based life-form on this Earth".

In his words, the only question on Winfrey is whether she wants to be demoted from "Queen of the Universe to President of the United States". After Trump, we have to be skeptical of all political novices.

The incident was eventually reported to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who gave the case to Rosa Parks, the activist and civil rights icon best known for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in 1955. All have regretted it.



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