Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey draws U.S. presidential interest

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey draws U.S. presidential interest

"Her speech at the Golden Globes seemed downright presidential", says Stelter, as the classic Whitney Houston rendition of "I Will Always Love You" blares in the background.

So, should Winfrey run for office and if you think she should, what should be her platform?

Oprah Winfrey drew a lot of praise and inspiration from numerous people after a lengthy speech during the Golden Globes event this year. When she ramped the energy and emotion even higher with her "new day is on the horizon" proclamation, I no longer had any doubt that I was hearing political oratory of a very high order.

'I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run'.

Naturally, Twitter had quite a bit to say about Trump's confident stance.

Specifically, Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech was so refreshingly sensible compared to the current rambling pouring out of the White House, that the media mogul's words sounded like the most presidential thing people had heard in months.

"I do think she is intrigued by the idea", King said on the CBS This Morning programme. "Both President Obama and President Trump won in part by being perceived as non-typical candidates who could change politics", he told Politico.

REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File PhotoEntertainer and producer Oprah Winfrey arrives to introduce a clip from her Best Feature nominated film "Selma" at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 21, 2015.

As a journalist I found myself screaming "yes" at my phone when she spoke out about how important the press is, how important it is to have "absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice". - I thought it sounded nearly like a campaign speech.

She then said "it is not lost on me", and I truly believe that. They're the women whose names we'll never know.

After audience laughter died down, she grew serious and said: "No, that won't be happening". "But that would be something she would have to determine and lay out if she made a decision to run and what the campaign would look like". She has repeatedly knocked down suggestions that she might run. You know, I did one of her last shows. "I'm sure if she decides to run, which I think the president states he doesn't feel she will, I'm sure she'll have help with that".

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