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Oprah 2020 ?

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Will Oprah be the 2020 President?
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    No. Racism and too little respect for women makes it a very long shot at best. Just ask your party who will be their pick. I bet they don't yet know.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Replacing one reality TV show star with another isn't what this country needs. I have a lot of respect for Oprah, but I fear for our country if we go down this path of electing people who have zero experience in government just because they have name recognition.

    We're witnessing first hand, in real time, what it's like having a political novice in charge of our country.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    We all know what we don't need. I thought Oprah was a republican. The press can't seem to make up their mind. But in any case she will have to get past Trump. That is an awesome endurance for anybody. I think it will play hard on Oprah's mind. I can bet that Trump is already building on Oprah's "Secret". She may be able to sluff off weight watchers but the "Secret" will test her honesty.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    It is time that this country comes to its senses. It is not an TV show; our "apprentice" Trump is still an "apprentice". Do we ever learn in this country from all our mistakes over the centuries?
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: We all know what we don't need. I thought Oprah was a republican. The press can't seem to make up their mind. But in any case she will have to get past Trump. That is an awesome endurance for anybody. I think it will play hard on Oprah's mind. I can bet that Trump is already building on Oprah's "Secret". She may be able to sluff off weight watchers but the "Secret" will test her honesty.

    Honestly, I think that Oprah has zero intention of running for President. She won an award, gave a stirring speech, and some people on Twitter decided to proclaim that was her opening salvo into the 2020 Presidential election. The media lapped it up hook, line, and sinker. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of having the media treat the Presidency like it's a damn reality show.

    There is nothing I'd like more than having a technocrat who is so smart that sharing a beer with me would be considered an affront to their intelligence as our President. The President isn't supposed to be our buddy and they most certainly aren't supposed to be reality show stars.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: It is time that this country comes to its senses. It is not an TV show; our "apprentice" Trump is still an "apprentice". Do we ever learn in this country from all our mistakes over the centuries?

    I agree. This is why I'm so concerned about the Oprah for President talk. Exchanging one TV star for another isn't the answer.

  • Independent
    Washington
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    trump would authorize investigating Oprah's family and make many of them national figures for the slightest angle that appeals to negative racial stereotypes. Oprah probably won't run to protect her family, friends, and the minorities. I think the democrats would be concerned she could be a Clinton 2.0 because she is a black woman who stands up for herself and for the black community.

    I can see her being seriously asked to be VP by the democratic nominee. And\or she be offered a leadership position once a democratic president win the election.

    If she were to win the democratic nomination, trump ( and if he is still president) would run a very racist campaign. What I would expect is not that they would directly attack her, but go after the 1000 of guests that have been on her show that she supported, but have don't have lives that can withstand dirty political tactics.

    [BEGIN Political TV ad]

    Video: clip from the Oprah TV show on gang Activity>

    Political Voice Over: "Oprah supports gang members who rape and kill. As president she would release them all from jail and pass laws to protect them, and give them your tax dollars to fund their criminal behavior, and have them target YOU and your family. Do you want them coming into your neighborhood late at night looking to rape middle class young girls from nice families as they sleep? Oprah has no problem with it because she considersiders gang activity' to be acceptable, even rape and murder of young girls in your family or live next door, just like young victim Missy Smith from Alabama who was sleeping in her bed when a black man [ect, ect, ect]Oprah claims the man is innocent"

    [END Political TV ad]

  • Independent
    Washington
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    ...lol. my first connection was with a 300 baud modem to a BBS back in 1981. The topics may change, but things that are obvious don't. :)
  • Democrat
    Denver, CO
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    funny, awesome (and very likely) political ad...