January 8th, 2018

Our first woman president will not be Ivanka Trump. Let’s just get that said and move on to a reality based world.

Jake Nevins, reporting in Oprah Winfrey’s stirring Golden Globes speech prompts talk of White House run for The Guardian, writes:

The notion of the talk show host and entrepreneur running for president against Donald Trump in 2020 was raised by the awards’ host, Seth Meyers, in his opening monologue.

“In 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House correspondents dinner, jokes about how he was unqualified to be president,” Meyers said. “And some have said that night convinced him to run. And if that’s true, I would just like to say, ‘Oprah you will never be president.’

After Winfrey’s speech her partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times: “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.”

Celebrities used Twitter to urge Winfrey to run. The comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted “Oprah/Michelle 2020” while the actor Leslie Odom Jr wrote: “She’s running. A new day is on the way.”

She’d get my vote. OK, OK. I was just being stupid.

2 Responses to “THE GOLDEN GLOBES SPEECH: OPRAH 2020…”

  1. Before you go all in on Oprah, you might want to give Oprah Winfrey: one of the world’s best neoliberal capitalist thinkers a read.

    Mehdi Hasan has a few more currents words on the subject.

    Just sayin’

  2. Jeff Hess says:

    My favorite bit from Hasan is:

    Granted, Oprah isn’t a raging narcissist or a racist bigot; she doesn’t have ties to white nationalists, isn’t accused of colluding with a foreign government, and hasn’t been caught on tape admitting to sexual assault. Oprah would be a far superior, smarter, and more stable president than Trump in every imaginable way. But that, of course, is a low, low bar.

    I thought we went high, not, just not as low as the other person?

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