Oprah 2020: Will she? Won't she?

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2018

Her long-time partner Stedman Graham, has also said that "It's up to the people ..."

Her speech has now been watched more than 1.5 million times, but Winfrey's power goes well beyond yesterday's performance. "I thought, 'Oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough".

"I don't think she had any intention of declaring", said Streep. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: "'The victor is Sidney Poitier.' Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen", Oprah began her speech. As a bonus, her appearance on the national political scene could well send Trump (further) around the bend. And connecting an uber-popular name like "Oprah" with "presidential campaign" is naturally going to generate loads of excitement. She might have to face a sane, qualified Republican.

I hope my friends in the States take a step back and think about this for a minute.

"At the same time, I think you have to give up so much to run for President".

On the other hand, in order to serve, she will have to run for office, and the the interval between someone being a viable candidate and the public discovering that she is in fact a nightmarish elitist who once lovingly caressed the hand of the true JonBenet Ramsey killer is known as a "primary". In 2015, Winfrey wore diamonds from Israeli jeweler Lev Leviev on the cover of O, her monthly magazine.

Oprah Winfrey once again captured the attention of audiences from around the world during her acceptance speech as the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Winfrey on her program has hosted in-depth conversations, by TV talk-show standards, with the likes of Al Gore, actor and climate activist Leonardo de Caprio, and Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, PhD.

Some responded on Twitter with photos of Winfrey with film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of raping and sexually assaulting multiple women.

Of course, Oprah inspired and empowered us, speaking about sexual harassment, the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and the future for women and, well, everyone from this day forward.

Hollywood's loathing of Trump and Democrats' bafflement that a crass-talking reality star with no previous government experience could win the presidency have fueled talk of, well, why not another television star, only one with the "right" politics? Now a 63-year-old multibillionaire, she's earned everything she's got. The White House has been quick to react about the buzz, saying US President Donald Trump would gladly face her as an opponent in the presidential race. She also took a moment to acknowledge the cause for wearing black last night in the first place - and the countless women who have suffered, and continue to suffer, abuse or harassment, both in the workplace and at home.

Winfrey endorsed Democratic Senator Barack Obama of IL when he first ran successfully for the U.S. presidency in 2008, and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her losing 2016 campaign against Trump.

It's one thing for my children to hear a rousing, soul-stirring speech from a celebrity we all admire; but to witness it coming from a woman who looks like them is something else entirely. "It'd be a pretty good ticket".

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