January, 2018

In the hours after Oprah Winfrey inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, friends close to Oprah have said she is "actively thinking" about running for president in 2020. Her long time partner, told the la times, “It’s up to the people,” if they wanted her, “She would absolutely do it.” Social media lit up with calls for the media mogul to run after her empowering rallying call for a “new day” for women at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Oprah Winfrey, herself,  said she has no plans to run for president, but that it is something she’d consider. When the Los Angeles Times asked if she’d think about a 2020 bid, Winfrey slyly responded, “OK.” However, she also told Bloomberg while backstage at the ceremony that she is not actively pursuing a campaign. Many believe that Oprah would be perfect for the job, due to her outstanding record. There are TV stars and movie producers and charitable leaders and public intellectuals - and then there's Oprah. Her singular ability to connect with people of all walks of life and build empires to help them, especially those most marginalized, is unparalleled. However, there are those sectical about her abilities to perform the job, claiming that we cannot switch out one tv personality for another, and that we must learn from our mistakes.

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