It’s not a totally wild idea.
Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech at the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday has stirred up speculation that the media magnate might make a run for the White House in 2020. And while Winfrey has denied harboring presidential ambitions, it hasn’t stopped multiple from observers from asking: Why not give #Oprah2020 a try?
Winfrey, a talk show host, actress, producer, philanthropist, and all-around media heavyweight, on Sunday delivered a moving address in accepting the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMill award for career achievement. “I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!” she declared in a nearly 10-minute speech in which she threaded together themes of the historical struggle for civil and gender rights, her personal story, and a mood of optimism ahead. (You can read the full transcript of the speech on Vox.)
Winfrey’s address had more than one observer wondering whether Winfrey, 63, might have more than a television and film honor on her mind. Soon after her speech, NBC fired off an eyebrow-raising tweet reading, “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.”
— NBC (@nbc) January 8, 2018
The network wasn’t the only one to pick up on the theme.
IDK if she’s running, but who could count her out if she did
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) January 8, 2018
Still, Ms. Winfrey could face a difficult fight for the Democratic nomination, especially against _________
It is tough to finish that sentence
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) January 8, 2018
This is all by way of saying I have no idea if Oprah would be a good candidate or president (no idea if she’s even contemplating running!) But dismissing Read More Here