Was Oprah’s “Time’s Up” Speech A Prelude To A Presidential Run?
According to sources, Oprah Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president. If so, she definitely has our vote and then some.
Last night, did Oprah Winfrey make her intentions for politics known? The media mogul and God blessed human being spoke out against the sexual misconduct that runs rampant throughout our workplaces while accepting the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes.
If you haven’t watched that speech, please do so now.
According to CNN, two close friends of Oprah’s, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, hinted that after making her speech, the OWN Network founder and CEO was urged to run for office in 2020. One of the sources said that these conversations date back several months. While she hasn’t made up her mind about running, Oprah would definitely have a leg-up on anyone who decided to face off against her in 2020.
The Democratic race for president won’t officially begin until after the 2018 midterms, but that hasn’t stopped interested candidates from jostling for the position now.
Could we be witnessing the prediction first set forth by Aaron McGruder’s Boondock series? Many liberal-leaning celebrities and viewers are certainly hopeful that that is so. Political strategists have already pointed out that Oprah’s wealth, fame and notoriety could make her a formidable Democratic Party candidate. But the question of if Americans would choose another TV star as president weighs heavily over the discussion.
For now, it’s all just hyperbole and while we might wish for Oprah to run, we’ll just wait to see how this develops.