After a spellbinding speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah is all but being drafted to run against Trump in 2020, but could she win? A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports found 48% of likely U.S. Voters would vote for Oprah while 38% would choose Trump, with 14% undecided. Indeed back in 1999, Trump wanted to run on the same ticket as Oprah who he described as “brilliant”, “wonderful”, “very special” and “very exceptional”:
The bigger challenge for Oprah would be getting through a Democratic primary. Some might think that if fellow billionaire TV star Donald Trump could plough through seventeen candidates in the Republican primary, Oprah should have little trouble dominating the Democratic field, however Trump used his wealth and fame to oppose lobbyists and promise average Republicans exactly what they wanted like a crackdown on immigration. Would Oprah want to oppose lobbyists and promise average Democrats exactly what they want? Bernie Sanders, who I famously endorsed in 2016, is already doing that, so unless she wants to compete for his far-left turf, I’m not sure what niche she would exploit in the primaries.
Nonetheless, the sheer POWER of Oprah’s speech was such that the most impressive people in society are begging her to run. Meryl Streep gushed:
She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.
And while many question whether a former daytime talk show host is qualified to run the most powerful country ever, Streep seems to feel that not only is the brilliant billionaire qualified, she’s MORE than qualified.
The sheer POWER of Oprah’s speech is such that she’s inspired the best actor of all time, along with her wildly popular sidekick Tom Hanks, to go on a media tour drafting Oprah for the White House:
So broad is Oprah’s appeal that she connects with everyone from ignorant couch potatoes to the very personification of high class: Meryl Streep.