Will 2020 be O-time?
The speech that Oprah gave at the Golden Globes was about the #MeToo movement and civil rights, but she delivered it with an unmistakable cadence that sounded like what we used to call “presidential.”
Her friends all but announced that she was ready for 2020.
I asked my wife, “Hey, would you vote for …” I didn’t need to finish the rest of the sentence.
“Oh, sure!” she responded.
And the Democrats are already jump-starting the bandwagon.
“Here on Capitol Hill, Democratic reaction ranged from cautiously optimistic to downright jubilant.”
Why not! Life in the desert is no fun.
And just as Obama paved the way for Trump, why wouldn’t Trump pave the way for Oprah?
Trump took the usual anti-celebrity arguments off the table. She has no experience? Well, neither did Trump. She has said silly things? Maybe, but nothing like Trump. Trump is a successful businessman? Well so is she, and she wasn’t handed a million bucks by daddy to start out with. Her grandmother made her dresses out of potato sacks.
As for philanthropy, Trump talks about giving away millions, but she actually writes the check.
If you search the archives, you’ll find she already has at least one high-level endorsement.
“She would be fantastic. She’s popular. She’s brilliant. She’s a wonderful woman,” Donald Trump said in the late 90s.
She may have to learn to tweet more. Her tweet rate is only one-third of Trump’s. And she has 10 percent fewer followers, but that’s still 41 million – not bad.
And let’s be honest, if you were looking for the Dream contest, this would be the first presidential contest in American history between matter and anti-matter.
I’m not sure how her sing-song style would go over at news conferences though, like when she sang to her followers on Instagram, warning fans about scammers using her name.
Although, come to think of it, if President Oprah ever found herself having to scold CNN that might come in handy.