Oprah Winfrey for President?

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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Tesseracts » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:16 pm

I think Oprah could win, and I don't want to see a continuation of the Trump presidency. However, I'm not confident Oprah would do a better job than Trump. Having business empire and being president presents horrifying opportunities for corruption which I have no doubt she will take advantage of. I greatly dislike Oprah as a person and don't think she uses her power responsibly.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:17 pm

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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Tesseracts » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:23 pm

Deathclaw_Puncher wrote:

Uh, is this ironic? Oprah is actually going to run for president.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby cmsellers » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:29 pm

The thing is that Oprah is seriously considering running for president, and it's entirely plausible that she could win the nomination if she runs. The same is true of the Rock and Mark Zuckerberg.

Nobody seriously argues that Elvis ("The King"), Michael Jackson ("The King of Pop"), or Beyonce should be an actual monarch. Even if they did, the chances of passing a constitutional amendment to allow it is exceedingly unlikely. No country has established a new monarchy (as opposed to reinstating an old royal family) since the end of WWI. Not even North Korea which has a monarchy in all but name.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby FaceTheCitizen » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:34 pm

I don’t know much about Oprah, but I’m not a fan of celebrities running for office. Not even if it’s Ron Perlman or Dwayne Johnson, and I like those guys.

Except for Jack Black. I hope he runs for office.

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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Absentia » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:59 pm

I'd like to propose a 28th amendment: Anyone with their own TV show is permanently ineligible for the office of President.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby sunglasses » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:16 pm

I actually thought the whole conversation came from a joke taken wrongly. Oprah had said before she had no interest in running.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Tesseracts » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm

sunglasses wrote:I actually thought the whole conversation came from a joke taken wrongly. Oprah had said before she had no interest in running.

Listen to the speech and tell me it's a joke.

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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby sunglasses » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:42 pm

Yeah, I mean, I saw the speech and it was a great speech but I didn't think it meant she was going to throw her hat in the ring. Here's also why I mentioned the joke bit:

It all got brought back up again, at first, because of a joke.

Golden Globes host Seth Meyers stood before Oprah Winfrey, who was set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award Sunday night and was sitting in the very front of the room. As Meyers opened the awards show, he mentioned his 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner gig, the one where he joked about Donald Trump not being qualified for president.

“Some have said that night convinced him to run. So, if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes. And Hanks! Where’s Hanks? You will never be vice president. You are too mean and unrelatable. Now we just wait and see.”

Winfrey burst into laughter. But an hour later, she took the stage to deliver an incredibly rousing speech that was both personal and a universal call to action. “I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon,” she said to thunderous applause.


She could have easily meant a new day in regards to what she was talking about in the beginning of the speech: increased representation of black people-especially a black woman-in the film and tv industry.

Since Sunday, Winfrey hasn’t made any public statement about her intentions.

“I’m thinking she is not going to be running for president,” Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, said Tuesday on CBS This Morning. “I do think she is very intrigued, and I also say, as I’ve heard for many years on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show,’ you always have the right to change your mind. But that is certainly not something she’s considering right now.”

In the past, Winfrey has definitely shut down the suggestion. She told the Hollywood Reporter in June, “I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing.”
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby IamNotCreepy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:55 pm

I don't think she will run. She has built her whole "brand" on being likeable and adored by the masses. If she ran, she would have to be prepared for half the country to hate her just because of the party she would be running with.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby iMURDAu » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 pm

I'm not on board with Oprah. She's got no experience. I'm against putting people in positions of power when they don't even have a slight understanding of the industry they'd be working in. I've had enough of those bosses irl, I don't want those types running my country.

Is it really too much for me to ask for a candidate with executive branch experience? I don't want 3 noobs in a row. I'm a fan of Maryland's Governor , can we just get him nominated?

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It's kind of easy if you're trying to govern from the middle. That's what this country needs. Someone who isn't beholden to the extremist maniacs on their side.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Grimstone » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:19 pm

cmsellers wrote:The problem isn't that she's a minority woman. Tammy Duckworth would wipe the floor with Trump and I'm pretty sure Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris would also beat her.


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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Cobra-D » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:41 pm

Honestly I don't care if she runs or not, I'm not going to automatically dismiss her just because she's a celebrity, the same way I didn't dismiss trump when rumors circulated he was gonna run, in gonna hear them out and see what they have to say...and then dismiss her if her agenda doesn't align with what I want in a candidate.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby Lindvaettr » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:26 am

Cobra-D wrote:Honestly I don't care if she runs or not, I'm not going to automatically dismiss her just because she's a celebrity, the same way I didn't dismiss trump when rumors circulated he was gonna run, in gonna hear them out and see what they have to say...and then dismiss her if her agenda doesn't align with what I want in a candidate.


While I hesitate to dismiss anyone without knowing their agenda, I would lean heavily towards dismissing her purely because of her lack of political experience. The position of President of the United States is quite possibly the most important political position to ever exist, certainly the most important elected position to ever exist. It's extremely irresponsible to elect someone with no political qualifications or experience to that post. It's easy to say nice things and get people to agree with you, but actually getting things done and not fucking everything up is a totally different thing.

To me, electing a person with no experience for that position, just because you like their agenda, is like making a kid from the mail room CEO just because you think he had a good idea for a new product. Sure, you might strike gold and the mail room kid turns out great, but chances are far higher that he'll immediately be in way over his head and the company will hemorrhage money.

I'll stick with the scummy dirtbag politicians with scummy dirtbag political experience to do the scummy dirtbag political work.
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Re: Oprah Winfrey for President?

Postby DamianaRaven » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:32 am

Lindvaettr wrote:The position of President of the United States is quite possibly the most important political position to ever exist, certainly the most important elected position to ever exist.


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Not anymore, it isn't! Bear in mind, he put on this show BEFORE we let him take the helm without setting the streets on fire in protest.
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