President Trump basically just started swimming in the presidential pond, but it seems as though everyone is interested in who his opponent for the 2020 elections may be.
Shockingly, billionaire and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey recently tweeted an update that left everyone puzzled.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017
Winfrey talked about an article by New York Post writer John Podhoretz titled, “Democrats’ best hope for 2020: Oprah.”
This could place Winfrey as a direct Democratic candidate for 2020.
“She is the mirror image of Trump, but more so. Of course, she’s female and he’s male; she’s America’s generous aunt and he’s America’s crazy uncle. And yes, she’s black and he’s white, she’s liberal and he’s whatever he is,” Podhoretz wrote.
“It goes beyond that. He’s rich and she’s rich, but she made her $3 billion herself and with no controversy. She is, in herself, the embodiment of the American Dream. He got famous from TV, and so did she, but she became vastly more famous and vastly more successful at it,” he added.
Podhoretz stated Oprah was very active and relevant in the 2008 election race when she stood by then-candidate Barack Obama.
“As for politics, it’s worth remembering that Oprah played a not-insubstantial role in the 2008 election,” he wrote. “A 2008 study at the University of Maryland suggested that Winfrey herself was responsible for more than 1 million votes cast for Obama in the Democratic contest — which suggests he might not have prevailed had she not campaigned on his behalf.”
Podhoretz, who is a conservative, said Winfrey has good odds of winning if she is willing to run a solid campaign.
So far, Winfrey stood aside when it came to politics, and even stated she would never consider running for the position.
Still, with Trump in charge, she might be second-guessing her earlier statements.
Winfrey, 63, noted she was not the one to consider running, but as Trump won she stated, “now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”
Winfrey could become the first celebrity that has ever run for such a serious position- leader of the free world. However, what her weakness might be is the fact she has no political background whatsoever.
At the moment, rockstar Kid Rock has been the only one running for a political position in Senate, in a campaign which is running smoothly for the time being.
A few days ago, news about Payton Manning’s possible Senate campaign also broke.
Speculations of Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also taking a step towards politics were also announced, even though everything remains just that…a speculation.