Democrats Hopes For President Oprah May Have Just Gone Up In Smoke…
Oprah Winfrey is one of those people that when you hear people sit and say over the past couple of weeks where they actually wanted her to be elected president I had to laugh.
I mean when you really think about it did they really want her to run the country just because they might have given them a car one time?
Well, that didn’t take long. Just a measly two weeks after Oprah Winfrey announced that she was running for president — at least that’s how her much-ballyhooed Golden Globes speech was interpreted by basically everyone — she rained on everyone’s “President Oprah” parade.
“It’s not something that interests me,” Winfrey said of running for president in 2020.
Her comment came during an interview with InStyle magazine published Thursday. Asked how she feels “when people say, ‘Oprah 2020’?” Winfrey laughed.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” said Winfrey. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it. Gayle—who knows me as well as I know myself practically—has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, ‘When’s Oprah going to run?’ So Gayle sends me these things, and then she’ll go, ‘I know, I know, I know! It wouldn’t be good for you—it would be good for everyone else.
‘ I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.”
So is that it? Is Oprah really not interested in running? Maybe, maybe not.
But it certainly won’t be the last time we hear about “President Oprah,” a phrase that many on the Left would love to utter daily starting in January 2021. And it won’t stop the speculation in the media.
Just yesterday, CNN released its latest big poll showing that Oprah would trounce Trump by 9 points in 2020 (though Sanders and Biden would supposedly beat him by double digits).
As for what really ratcheted up the hype, here’s the speech that triggered the Oprah 2020 hysteria: