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Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

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Oprah made two movies with Weinstein. #OprahKnew

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She'd be a helluva lot better than the loser-in-chief.

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Ehh yeah, no thanks. But after Trump won, anything is possible.

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Hasn't anyone learned anything? Some level of political background is needed before someone should be president.

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So, how old will Barron be when his old man leaves the White House in January, 2024?

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Hasn't anyone learned anything?

No. Especially liberal talking heads.

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Some level of political background is needed before someone should be president. why Reagan was a movie star and he did a pretty good job as POTUS during the cold war.

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If you didn't wear black at the event, you were essentially bullied and harassed in person and online. Love the way liberals treat their own. Not to mention, it's fine for liberal Hollywood to bash Trump as unfit for anything, but then their own kind runs rampant all over town demanding sex as payment for roles and other detestable acts.

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Oprah made two movies with Weinstein. #OprahKnew so Trump failed in business with two bankruptcy ( one being a casino!) and still became POTUS with the self label of genius businessman

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Some say Trump isn't qualified for the job.

Is this woman any more qualified?

What does it take to be President anyhoo?

Some points to look at.

Both, self made. (ok, Trump....kinda)

Both, huge personalities.

Both, presumably surrounded by yes-men and "advisors"

I don't know...

We had an actor.

We had a "farmer"

We had "The CIA guy"

We had a guy who loves cigars.

We had an incompetent bozo

We had the black fella.

We now have the crazed mogul.

What next?

"Special needs" candidate? (hate that term btw)

A woman? (please...anybody but H)

A black woman?

Why not?

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I have noticed the MSM drooling all over Oprah for a while, and I expect it to continue for some time. I am sure all their pictures will show Oprah looking very "presidential".

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Some level of political background is needed before someone should be president.  why Reagan was a movie star and he did a pretty good job as POTUS during the cold war.

He was governor of California for two terms, 1967-1975. That IS a political and administrative background unless one thinks California is the size of Vermont.

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She can get the nomination and might do well, but win, doubt it.

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without going into the Reagan/Trump/Oprah marks out of 10 issue, seems that the gradual shift towards celebrity culture and dumbing down and all has infected all walks of US life, including political. 

Why making one angry (and slightly nauseating) speech at an awards ceremony suddenly makes you a credible POTUS candidate is sad sad sad.

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in the next election i will vote for almost anyone except Trumpadumpdump or Crooked Hillary. They both are ダメ。

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so Trump failed in business with two bankruptcy ( one being a casino!) and still became POTUS with the self label of genius businessman

4 bankruptcies.

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why Reagan was a movie star and he did a pretty good job as POTUS during the cold war.

Reagan was also a governor of California. So, he did have some political experience. No real national level or foreign experience though. They key is having good advisers, listening to them and making thoughtful and informed decisions. Not something I associate with the current president.

Honestly, I would feel a little sorry for Oprah if she ran for president. She is smart and has done a lot for herself and others. Sure, I believe she would win and would be one of the best presidents the nation ever had.

However, I would hate to see her have to withstand all the snakes in DC.

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Viking - Oprah one of the best presidents we have ever had?  surely you can't be serious.

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Heh, liberals really have short memories. One of then-candidate Donald Trump's first interviews after coming down the escalator in June 2015 was to ABC News. In it, he said he thought Oprah would be a great pick as his VP. The MSM went into meltdown mode saying his comment proved he was not serious about running based on his choice to be on the ticket.

Now, they clamor for her to run for office. Wished they'd make up their minds. . . . .

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The MSM went into meltdown mode saying his comment proved he was not serious about running based on his choice to be on the ticket

Why would Fox “News” go into meltdown about that?

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She did two movies with Weinstein. There are several photos of her being very chummy-chummy and schoomzy with him. And at least one young woman claims that she set her up Weinstein supposedly for a job -- but it turned out just to be for sex.

Oprah knew.

So did Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and all the other "courageous" women who said nothing about sexual predators in Hollywood until (a) after their careers, mainly built on their looks and sex appeal no less, were already well established, and (b) after Weinstein had already been outed -- mainly due to the REAL courageous of a relatively unknown Italian actress.

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Hakman

Lots of inside info you have there. Care to share how you know all this?!

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Sure, I believe she would win and would be one of the best presidents the nation ever had. 

However, I would hate to see her have to withstand all the snakes in DC.

Of course she would win, she’d give everyone a FREE car. Heck, I’d even vote for her.

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Oprah's friendship with Weinstein coupled with the sexual assaults that took place at her girls' boarding school in South Africa that forced her to close it back in 2009 will sink her candidacy before it even gets off the ground. At this point in history, Americans have a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment. . . .

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Everyone is up in arms that we would elect a reality TV star as president and now they want to elect... a reality TV star as president.

Sure, she is a very intelligent and successful media celebrity, but politically she is no more qualified to be president than Donald Trump is.

And to those comparing Reagan to either of these people should be ashamed of themselves.

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Oh the right is already starting their anti-oprah smear campaign. Which is worrying - it worked against Hillary.

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Oh the right is already starting their anti-oprah smear campaign. Which is worrying - it worked against Hillary.

Hillary Clinton was her own smear campaign. She got caught doing some pretty dumb stuff that she really shouldn't have gotten away with. The fact that she tried to just dismiss it all as unimportant did more damage to her than just admitting she screwed up would have.

But something that both sides have got to learn is just because it was revealed by the opposition, doesn't automatically make it not true. Or maybe you're saying there is something to Trump's 'Fake News' claims?

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Sure, she is a very intelligent and successful media celebrity, but politically she is no more qualified to be president than Donald Trump is.

She is more qualified than Trump in that she is actually intelligent and thoughtful.

She focuses on hope and making people's life better rather than solely on fear, which is the core motivator for most conservatives and certainly for Trump, and greed.

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She is more qualified than Trump in that she is actually intelligent and thoughtful.

She focuses on hope and making people's life better rather than solely on fear, which is the core motivator for most conservatives and certainly for Trump, and greed.

Sorry, but none of what you just said qualifies anyone to be the president.

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I have no doubt about Oprah can win the US Presidential Election but she won't be coming good President unless she scarified her name and reputation for her country and peoples. The US President's job is not a Human Rights advocate or Mother Teresa. Oprah Winfrey is known as Civil Right Activist and Philanthropist, but the US President's job is not Mother Teresa or the UN Secretary General.

Will she grant the US citizenship to all illegal immigrants who arrived without proper paper as the Human Right activists demand?

Will she orders to deport all illegal immigrants like President Trump?

Will she declare war on a rogue country like N. Korea if N. Korea has attacked to S. Korea, Japan and Guam?

Will she accept Wikileaks publishing of stolen the US Government's top secret classified CIA and NSA documents as under the convention of "Freedom of Press"?

Will she declare the American First Policy like President Donald Trump?

Will she willing to scarify her good reputation and her name for her country and peoples because the politic is dirty and the President’s job is also not always cleaned and straight?

The press will become her enemy when she has declared the Presidential candidate for 2020 the US Presidential Election. They will find dirt on her. The press will sell her out in positive and negative story. Some of the presses will promote her and some of the presses will find out her dirty secrets. The media will try to make money out of her by writing, true, false and fabricated story about her. She should stay away from politic and stick to her microphone and TV Camera.

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