Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards and gave what is arguably one of the most empowering, thoughtful speeches of all time. Her words of eloquent and simple wisdom were an inspiration to not just the the people in the room, but viewers watching from all over the world.
CNN’s Brian Stelter just revealed that friends close to the woman whose words touched so many, say she is actively considering running for president in 2020.
According to Stelter, some close associates of the talk show host/actress turned mogul have been encouraging Winfrey to consider running for president for several months. They also noted that Winfrey so far hasn’t made up her mind about it.
When representatives for Winfrey reached out to for a comment on the possibility of her running for president, they didn’t respond immediately.
The race for the presidency won’t officially start until after the midterms in 2018, but there are several potential candidates considering a run already.
Many liberal-minded celebrities and viewers agree that Oprah may have been hinting towards a presidential bid when she during her speech she said:
‘A new day is on the horizon.’
At present, this is all mere speculation and educated guesses based off of information from confidants close to Winfrey who wished to remain anonymous.
Although the woman herself doesn’t touch the subject of her possible presidential future, her longtime partner Stedman Graham has no qualms about commenting.
When speaking to the L.A. Times Graham said:
‘It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.’
During the 2008 presidential election Oprah Winfrey campaigned for her close friend Barack Obama and in 2016 she endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Winfrey expressed in 2016 that it was time for a female president and said it would be a “seminal moment for women.” Adding:
‘America, it’s about time that we made that decision.’
The moment wasn’t right for Hillary Clinton, but perhaps in 2020 it will be Oprah’s moment.
Below is a video of Oprah’s entire Golden Globes speech courtesy of the Washington Post:
In an interview with Bloomberg last March, Winfrey spoke with David Rubinstein and said:
‘It’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States.’
She said after Trump was elected she thought:
‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough, and now I’m thinking oh oh!’
CNN host Brian Stelter posed a hypothetical 2020 U.S. presidential ticket, in which Joe Biden and Oprah Winfrey run side by side as Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 8, 2018
Here are some of the top Twitter responses to Stelter’s proposal, which range from agreement to total disagreement. You can read them in the tweets below:
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