Oprah Tweets Article Encouraging Her To Run For President: ‘Thanks For Your VOTE’
Is Oprah Winfrey running for president? She’s certainly doing nothing to dissuade speculation, that’s for sure.
Yesterday Oprah tweeted out an article written by New York Post columnist John Podhoretz titled Democrats’ Best Hope for 2020: Oprah with a personal message: “Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!”
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017
In the column, Podhoretz (a “Never Trump” conservative) makes the case that Oprah would be the perfect foil against an incumbent President Donald Trump running for reelection:
She is the mirror image of Trump, but more so. Of course, she’s female and he’s male; she’s America’s generous aunt and he’s America’s crazy uncle. And yes, she’s black and he’s white, she’s liberal and he’s whatever he is.
It goes beyond that. He’s rich and she’s rich, but she made her $3 billion herself and with no controversy. She is, in herself, the embodiment of the American Dream. He got famous from TV, and so did she, but she became vastly more famous and vastly more successful at it.
So far, the only Democrat to declare their intention to run for president is Rep. John Delaney of Maryland. So, Oprah, it’s yours for the taking!
This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.