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Jan 26 2018

Noprah

Somebody else. Or somebody else. Or somebody else.

I’m not gonna run!

I personally am not a member of Oprah’s target audience. Daytime talk is an annoying part of the waiting room experience (of which I have far too much) that I deal with by closing my eyes and concentrating on my breathing. Were I not compelled to keep a sharp ear open for the much anticipated “Mr. Hornbeck?” I’d stuff them with my Munitio NINES and watch something from my 128 Gb database of captured video on my phone or my Fire 8.

Yes, I have 2 nano setups that share components. Mostly my phone is just a phone.

But back to Oprah. I have great admiration for her success, she is truly an inspiration as a genuine Media Billionaire (she could buy and sell Trump) and talent (again better than The Donald) and from what I can tell has a real empathy for people. I’ll never quite forgive her for “Doctors” Phil and Oz whom I regard as manipulative quacks and charlatans however you try to be charitable and accept folks at face value and I’m willing to believe that’s what happened.

After her speech at the Golden Globes and given recent political developments the enthusiasm of her fans for a potential Presidential run is understandable.

Alas (or thank goodness, depending on your perspective) it is not to be.

Oprah Winfrey For President? Not Interested, Says Talk Show Mogul
by Greg Evans, Deadline Hollywood
January 25, 2018

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” Winfrey tells InStyle when asked about Oprah 2020. “And so it’s not something that interests me,” she says. “I don’t have the DNA for it.”

Winfrey told the magazine she saw an “Oprah 2020” mug and thought it was “cute,” and even has met with (an unidentified) someone who offered campaign help, but despite urging by friend and CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, a run for office is unlikely.

Says Winfrey: “Gayle – who knows me as well as I know myself practically – has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, ‘When’s Oprah going to run?’ So Gayle sends me these things, and then she’ll go, ‘I know, I know, I know! It wouldn’t be good for you – it would be good for everyone else.’ I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.”

(h/t Gabriel Bell @ Salon)