World Comment: If Oprah is serious, here's what she'll have to do

04:55  10 january  2018
04:55  10 january  2018 Source:   sfchronicle.com

Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

  Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah’s Golden Globes speech Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes. Her epic acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille…© Provided by Quartz As the Financial Times notes (paywall), Weight Watchers shares have jumped by more than 13% today. The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a US presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

There are plenty of reasons for Oprah Winfrey not to run. She has never held office, she may not be temperamentally fit for the However — and I am still not sold on the idea of Winfrey as a political candidate — if she were serious , she ’d need to do a number of things, starting very soon.

Could she actually win? Their reactions, tellingly, do not fall along partisan lines. Here ’ s what the pundits think. I love Oprah —love her !—but she is not ready or qualified to be the leader of the free world. Show Comments .

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While I can’t possibly do justice to Oprah ’ s lifetime of contribution and service, what I can do is look I think the most important theme I noticed is that Oprah is a self-starter and she ’ s a visionary. It’ s like a fine wine getting better with age. Here are 25 lessons from Oprah we can learn and model from

Well, I' ll say it then; she 'd be worse. We don't need the left apologizing for pseudoscience and the rest of her huckster bullshiat, which is exactly what Well, here ' s the thing. If Oprah can do that (and I'm not convinced she can, given her support for new-ageyness, psuedo-science), she should be fine.

There are plenty of reasons for Oprah Winfrey not to run. She has never held office, she may not be temperamentally fit for the rough-and-tumble of politics, and the country may be fed up with political neophytes running for office. If the idea is to fight celebrity with celebrity, Democrats should consider that President Donald Trump might not be around in 2020 (by impeachment, resignation or retirement). She might have to face a sane, qualified Republican.

She is, needless to say, infinitely more qualified than Trump was (or is), more decent, more intelligent and informed, and more trustworthy. The question should not be whether we'd vote for her if she were Trump's opponent (answer: in a heartbeat) but whether that would be best for the country.

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Oprah Winfrey' s Golden Globes speech Sunday night inspired calls for her to run for president in 2020, and on Monday, sources confirmed she is serious about such an endeavor. "So I want all the girls watching here , now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!"

So you’ ll excuse me if I don’t jump on the Oprah Winfrey bandwagon for 2020. I do think Oprah comes off as a people person because she has an ability to inspire, and make people feel But that would be to dismiss some serious analysis, which can be seen here , and here , and here , and here

In a sense, Trump has ruined presidential politics for the uninitiated celebrity. We're a lot more leery of non-politician presidential candidates than we were before Trump ran, extending even to any number of businesspeople who would be dramatically more fit for the presidency than he. The myth that a businessman has some secret sauce to make the government run better has been punctured. We are all too aware that success in one arena does not necessarily transfer to another.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage): Oprah Winfrey. © Steve Granitz/WireImage Oprah Winfrey. However - and I am still not sold on the idea of Winfrey as a political candidate - if she were serious, she'd need to do a number of things, starting very soon.

First, she would need to do what Trump did not - sell her businesses, end her licensing deals and commit herself entirely to public service. Her willingness to do so would be a powerful contrast to Trump, who is hobbled by financial conflicts. If Winfrey cannot do this, the entire presidential buzz should end. Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics, tweeted: "May I suggest respectfully to any billionaires considering a 2020 run - whether as an R, a D or otherwise - that you do some soul searching to make sure you are willing to divest your financial interests and make that commitment in advance? Otherwise, you'll be part of the problem." Exactly.

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LL will do whatever Oprah tells her to do . Comments are Closed. We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam. Eleonor says so, again, until she SHOWS me that she ’ s serious , I’ ll judge her all I want.

--- Now go here : What Would You Do If Your Fiance Gave You A Ring That Wasn't Good Enough? If she is serious about the marriage, she ' ll have to wear it/treasure it forever, shouldn't it be I read something cool on Oprah .com, it said if you have narcissistic traits and it is becoming a problem, try to

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images): Oprah Winfrey. © Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images Via Getty Images Oprah Winfrey. She also has a philanthropic empire to consider. Unlike Trump, Winfrey has done massive amounts of philanthropy (including overseas endeavors), and to avoid following in the footsteps of Hillary Clinton, Winfrey would need to shut down all endeavors in which she solicits donations from others, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images): Oprah Winfrey. © Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images Via Getty Images Oprah Winfrey. Let's say she got past all that. She'd need to demonstrate, unlike Trump, that she is serious about policy and fully capable of understanding the complexities of foreign and domestic policy. She'd need to travel extensively (both domestically and internationally), hold sit-down briefing sessions with top foreign policy and national security figures (as George W. Bush did before his run), identify with some precision her policy goals and figure out how to present all that to the public in advance of a run. (A series of speeches? A book?)

COMMENT: Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump Promote the Same Populist Theology

  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.

Here ’ s a brief clip from her speech: “I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the Take a look at this excerpt from an article in the Washington Post and you’ ll why her transition Bingo. And what would it take to make Oprah Winfrey a “ serious ” candidate? Well, she ’d have to

" Oprah , Oprah ," fans cheered as Winfrey left the courthouse with both arms raised in triumph. Here ' s a sampling of additional comments from Winfrey, Engler and others following the verdict Before she puts people on the air, not knowing what they are going to say they' ll check and do

It's one thing to have a generic albeit admirable position on sexual assault or workplace equality, but it's quite another to decide whether you favor the North American Free Trade Agreement or what kind of tax reform you'd pursue or how you'd deal with North Korea. One way station before a presidential run would be a political entity that seeks to raise money and help other candidates in 2018 while setting forth a prototype of an agenda.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage): Oprah Winfrey. © Venturelli/WireImage Oprah Winfrey. You might say that this all sounds unfair, as Trump didn't do these things. You're right - but precisely because Trump didn't do any of this and has been such a nightmare, the next non-politician to run, be it Winfrey or someone else, will need to demonstrate some actual qualifications, capabilities and ethical standards.

If Winfrey were serious about a real run, she'd need to acknowledge that this is a long-term endeavor. That would mean to begin now to disentangle herself from financial conflicts and put together a game plan for launching a political career along the lines I've described above. And if she is not up for all that, she might - as she did in 2008 - play the role of king- or queen-maker in helping to launch a more traditional candidate. A public role for her to rally support against Trump and Trumpism on behalf of another candidate would be fascinating and entertaining, to say the least. If anyone can explain to the masses the threat Trump poses to our democracy, it's Winfrey. As a bonus, her appearance on the national political scene could well send Trump (further) around the bend.

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She dug her own grave here , and nobody feels sorry for her except herself. This is the worst progman that Oprah ever had on her channel. I think MISS LINDSAY should find something to do except complain about people that are or were trying to help her .

My article here isn’t a scan of strange and questionable and revealing things Oprah has done over the years. Oprah : Because I think every person should make up his/ her mind about what to do in life. But alas, I fear this Oprah tale isn’t going to go that far. We’ ll get a stunted version.

Pictures: The life and career of Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is a spiritual being .
Oprah Winfrey has claimed she defines herself as a "spiritual being", and prides herself of being "grounded" by her beliefs.Oprah Winfrey has claimed she defines herself as a "spiritual being".

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