Entertainment After Golden Globes, Speculation Rises That Oprah Winfrey Will Seriously Consider Presidential Run

22:58  08 january  2018
22:58  08 january  2018 Source:   Variety

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WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey ’s Golden Globes speech has revived notions that she is considering a 2020 presidential bid, a prospect that she has previously dismissed.

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WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey ’s Golden Globes speech has revived notions that she is considering a 2020 presidential bid, a prospect that she has previously dismissed. CNN reported on Monday that two close friends of hers say that she is “actively considering ” a bid

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WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech has revived notions that she is considering a 2020 presidential bid, a prospect that she has previously dismissed.

CNN reported on Monday that two close friends of hers say that she is “actively considering” a bid, while her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, added fuel to the speculation when he told the Los Angeles Times after the ceremony that she “absolutely” would do it.

Winfrey was asked last year about the possibility of a presidential bid and, while indicating that the idea is not so far fetched, seemed to dismiss it. But her speech at the Globes, in which she evoked themes of unity, hope, and inclusion, could be a counterweight to the politics of Washington and, even though she did not invoke him by name, President Donald Trump.

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If Oprah Winfrey runs for president in 2020 — as some are clamoring for her to do after a powerful speech at the Golden Globes Sunday — she may test how followers of that movement will respond to a different manifestation of it.

However, minutes after giving a rousing speech at the Golden Globes Awards that promised “a new day” for women, minorities and the downtrodden Oprah Winfrey said she has no ambitions to run for president .

Winfrey campaigned for Barack Obama in Iowa and other states in 2007 and 2008, and her endorsement was thought to have greatly improved his chances to break through and overcome the opposition of Hillary Clinton. She campaigned for Obama again in 2012, but largely stayed out of the 2016 contest.

While Winfrey has gotten political, she rarely goes on the attack, something that could be a challenge in a rough-and-tumble Democratic primary and general election. If she were to run, though, she could emerge as a frontrunner by her name recognition alone.

Her speech — while written for her acceptance of a Golden Globe special award — was also the type of rhetoric meant to inspire large crowds on the campaign trail or a political convention.

“I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights,” she said.

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President Winfrey in 2020? After the Golden Globes , Speculation That Oprah Should Run Ramps Up. Following Oprah ’s earth-shattering speech at the Golden Globes last night, speculation around a future presidential run has hit a fevered pitch.

Winfrey ’s rousing speech at last night’s Golden Globes , where she became the first woman of color to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, has re-ignited buzz about a possible presidential run for the Will President Oprah Winfrey ever be a thing? Oprah Winfrey might actually run for president .

In Washington, the prospect of a Winfrey candidacy quickly dominated news coverage. Billionaire Tom Steyer, at a press conference announcing that he would invest in organizing and other campaign efforts in the midterms, was asked whether he could support her. Praising her speech at the Globes, however, he said that he as focused on 2018.

Bill Kristol, the conservative columnist who is anti-Trump, laid out the case for her advantages in a 2020 race.

COMMENT: Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump Promote the Same Populist Theology .
Beneath their vastly different images, Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump share the same populist theology. Both preach a gospel of American prosperity, the popular cultural movement that helped put Trump in the White House in 2016.If Oprah Winfrey runs for president in 2020 — as some are clamoring for her to do after a powerful speech at the Golden Globes Sunday — she may test how followers of that movement will respond to a different manifestation of it.

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