The fungibility of power, converting fame and gravitas into a nomination and 270 electoral votes, remains an open question.
Social media was awash with cries for Winfrey to take over in the wake of her emotional call to arms at the Globes.
Many, including Chrissy Teigen, saw this as an attack on Winfrey, who denounced sexual harassers in a speech at the Golden Globes. In fact, the NPR poll found nearly two-thirds (64 percent) had a favorable view of Winfrey, while less than a quarter (23 percent) had an unfavorable one.
We can agree that, unlike the current president, she has an excellent haircut, is not a shameless egotist and doesn't make your skin crawl whenever you see her on television, but that's just to say she would be better than President Trump, which is very faint praise. Chief among her advantages is her ability to connect with an audience. She speaks very well.
Oprah has the advantage of universal name-recognition, and as a major celebrity, would be the only candidate capable of upstaging Trump.
Another strength is her success and position in society.
Simply put, most believe she could win and would happily fight on her behalf, but others worry about Winfrey's inexperience in campaign politics.
The findings follow fervid speculation over Winfrey's possible candidacy.
We need to end the political aspirations of celebrities and political neophytes. Voters may think a wealthy TV star entering the political arena a mere case of Democrats playing copycat and lacking originality. She's a skilled speaker and a leader who commands the devotion of many, especially women. Elizabeth Warren of MA, who was fourth with 18 percent. George W. Bush was a state governor.
Writers and newscasters debated the merits of her potential candidacy and her chances in a hypothetical race.
Heidi Klum's ex-husband, Seal, took to Instagram this week to vocalise his disdain for Oprah, suggesting that her speech was nothing more than a bombastic attempt to hide the fact she was always aware of Harvey Weinstein's predations.
Girl really did go there!
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