If Oprah Winfrey decides to let Hollywood liberals' ecstatic reaction to her awards-show speech become the starting point for a presidential run, she would immediately vault to the top of a field that is now composed of a mix of grizzled political veterans (Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren) and a bunch of untested but hopeful newcomers to the national stage (Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker). No, I like Oprah. He says, "Oprah would be a lot of fun". What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories...
"I think one of the arguments for Oprah is 45", Pelosi said, referring to Trump in shorthand for the 45th president.
Winfrey fueled speculation that she could look to mount a campaign in a rousing, almost 10-minute speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions. If your cable operator does not have Newsmax TV just call and ask them to put us on - Call toll-free 1-844-500-6397 and we will connect you right away to your cable operator!
Trump has already shown that voters aren't looking for the flawless political résumé in a president, so Winfrey won't need to prove that a successful entertainer and media executive can run the country.
Winfrey hasn't personally given a clear answer on a presidential run since the speech, but she publicly ruled it out as recently as three months ago. "I also know that after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind".
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of governing experience. Let's all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP!
Oprah confidante Gayle King said earlier there was no change in Oprah's past position, that she was not interested in running for president. She was born into a poor home in MS but broke through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s. I do think that. I will quit my job and campaign for her.
Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel said Monday that he preferred Winfrey to Trump.
Some political operatives think she has what it takes to be a viable presidential contender.
Oprah Winfrey for President? That could soften what Palmieri describes as an enduring resistance among some voters to women with political ambition.
Winfrey gave an impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes that has sparked talk about whether she might run for president.
Peoples reported from NY.