Oprah 2020? Democrats Are Reaching
At the Golden Globes award show that you most likely did not waste your time watching, media mogul Oprah Winfrey gave a speech that gave all the liberals in attendance goosebumps and spurred a campaign to recruit her for the Democratic presidential ticket in 2020.
“The day after Oprah Winfrey delivered a speech that thrust her into the conversation about the 2020 presidential race, Democratic strategists and activists largely agree: It’s not crazy. And she could win.
The television star and self-made billionaire addressed the “#MeToo” moment and promised that “a new day is on the horizon” during a Golden Globes award acceptance speech Sunday night. The speech struck a chord, drawing comparisons to then-Illinois state senator Barack Obama’s 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, which launched him toward the presidency four years later.
Sunday night, when her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, was asked by a Los Angeles Times reporter about Winfrey running in 2020, he said she “would absolutely do it.” On Monday, two Winfrey friends told CNN she is “actively thinking” about a run for president.
Democrats across the country said that in Winfrey they see some of the qualities they’re seeking in a 2020 nominee.”
Above all else, the fact that Democrats are getting so excited about Oprah 2020 prospects demonstrates just how devoid of quality candidates the Democratic Party truly is.
After slamming Trump as an unqualified celebrity with no political experience, the Left has now hypocritically come full circle – even though they can’t quite admit it.
“”Oprah is really everything that Trump pretends to be — successful, self-made, generous, charitable, beloved and the list goes on,” said Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson.
“She would be a viable candidate not because of her celebrity but in spite of it,” he added. “She would be a viable candidate because of all she’s accomplished, because of all she’s done for people and because of what she stands for, so it’s very different from Trump.””
Oprah is very different from Trump; just not in the way Mr. Ferguson thinks. She is FAR Left.
It could be argued that Oprah crowned Barack Obama when she endorsed him in the 2008 Democratic Primary on her show, over Hillary Clinton. She praised socialism in a 2009 trip to Denmark; compared Trayvon Martin to Emmitt Till; parroted the anti-war liberal lines during the Bush years; and is firmly pro-abortion.
Very different from Trump, indeed.
But Republicans should rejoice. The trending #Oprah2020 means that Democrats are foundering because they have no answer to Trump and the success he is having.
So bring it on and grab the popcorn to witness the demise of the Democratic Party with an Oprah/Dr. Phil ticket in 2020. Just don’t tell Hillary – she will probably still think it’s her turn.