By Will Mannion
Oprah Winfrey spoke at the golden globes last night to speak about the traumatisation of sexual assault victims and now Oprah fans are buzzing, saying she should run for the presidency against President Trump in 2020. Despite Oprah’s massive popularity and net worth, how much of this is possible and will Oprah be willing to give up her luxuries for the presidency?
NBC released a statement on twitter saying that Oprah Winfrey was planning a run in 2020 and then was forced to retract it after the statement was called fake. According to sources close to Oprah, she is actively considering a run in 2020. “Some of Winfrey’s confidents have been privately urging her to run,” the sources said.
At the golden globes, Oprah gave a speech on how rape victims should always be given a voice and celebrities all across Hollywood fled to twitter and called her speech ‘the best speech ever’ and said that she should run for President.
“For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up… Their time is up. So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me Too’ again!” – Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globe awards.
Celebrities called this the ‘best speech ever’, considering Oprah was once a rape victim herself, and the liberal elite called for her to run against Trump in the next election.
Previously, Oprah has endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016 – because she thought it was time the United States had a woman President. A lot of Clinton’s campaign was focused on the fact that, if elected, she would be the first woman President and many saw this as a reason alone to vote for her. Will we see a repeat in this if Oprah decides to run?
‘Oprah 2020’ is also receiving backlash from right wing political commentators and celebrities over Oprah’s close relationship with serial sex offender and pervert, Harvey Weinstein, over having countless pictures together – which implies that Oprah’s speech was nothing more than a publicity stunt as everyone knew what Harvey Weinstein was up to.
There is currently a long list of names of those who may be running against Trump in 2020. Shall Oprah be a contender, she will have to join the list of likely democratic candidates: Elizabeth Warren 2020, Bernie Sanders 2020, Joe Biden 2020, Mark Zuckerberg 2020, Michelle Obama 2020, Andrew Cuomo 2020, Terry McAuliffe 2020, Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 and so on… Many of these may be millennial fantasies but make no mistake, anything is possible in this political climate. In a world where socialism is mainstream, where communism is favoured by 50% of US millennials over capitalism and where a reality TV star and entrepreneur can beat lifetime politicians, who says Oprah 2020 cant happen?