Don’t be fooled by Oprah Winfrey

Here’s why America’s pre­mier snake oil sales­woman will nev­er run for the office of President of the United States of America:

Oprah Winfrey is respon­si­ble for pro­mot­ing a whole vari­ety of quack med­ical nos­trums and launch­ing the careers of ques­tion­able experts.

She’s nev­er sug­gest­ed that she would.  She made lit­tle more than a joke or an off-the-cuff remark at the Golden Globe Awards, and the very fake news media ran with this as part of their inces­sant #NeverTrump and the #resis­tance child­ish­ness.

Oprah has cre­at­ed an empire and made a for­tune out of pan­der­ing to a very spe­cif­ic demo­graph­ic:  There’s no doubt that she has been huge­ly suc­cess­ful at it, is very famous and pop­u­lar, and gen­er­al­ly very well liked or even “loved” by mil­lions.  Even talk show hosts play a char­ac­ter on air.  Without my going into detail here, sim­ply ask your­self what you think the typ­i­cal Oprah Show view­er was like (the show hasn’t been on the air for five years now); or if you have watched the show in the past then think about the audi­ence, the guests (par­tic­u­lar­ly the fea­tured guests and “experts”) and the top­ics of dis­cus­sion, in gen­er­al.

Oprah Winfrey Show audience reaction ... I think she likes it
Oprah Winfrey Show audi­ence reac­tion … I think she likes it
Oprah Winfrey Show audience reaction ... Ooooo Gurrrrrl
Oprah Winfrey Show audi­ence reac­tion … Ooooo Gurrrrrl

My first rea­son that Oprah will not run for, nev­er mind become President was because she sim­ply has no inten­tion of doing so, in spite of the recent hys­ter­ics and fake news around such.  The sec­ond rea­son is that if Donald Trump does choose to run for a sec­ond term, Oprah will be destroyed.  This isn’t a crit­i­cism of Oprah; it is sim­ply that her per­son­al­i­ty is sim­ply not one of the down in the gut­ter no holds barred fight­er that would be required to take on Trump.  In fact, not just Trump, but rather the type of per­son­al­i­ty and men­tal­i­ty and fight­ing that is now all but required in American pol­i­tics, peri­od.

Does this mean that Oprah isn’t tough?  After all, she has sur­vived and tri­umphed where mil­lions of oth­ers have not and would not, and she com­mands a bil­lion dol­lar busi­ness empire of her own, just like Trump.  No, it does not mean that Oprah isn’t a tough and capa­ble busi­ness­woman in her own right.  However, Winfrey’s and Trump’s busi­ness­es and busi­ness empires are notably dif­fer­ent, and their per­son­al­i­ties and char­ac­ter­is­tics even more so.

There’s also the cer­tain­ty that if Oprah were to announce her can­di­da­cy for the Democratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion she would imme­di­ate­ly be the tar­get of the same types of per­son­al and busi­ness inves­ti­ga­tions, attacks and crit­i­cisms as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were; and as — wrong­ly or right­ly — pret­ty much any can­di­date can now expect when run­ning for prac­ti­cal­ly any con­test­ed polit­i­cal posi­tion in America.  And, just like with Clinton and par­tic­u­lar­ly Trump, it won’t be just Oprah Winfrey that will be the tar­get, but so will her fam­i­ly, friends, col­leagues and asso­ciates.

It isn’t a case of could Oprah win the nom­i­na­tion and go on to win the 2020 elec­tion, it is that she is extreme­ly unlike­ly to want to sub­ject her­self, and every­one around and con­nect­ed to her, to the vicious­ness of the real world of pol­i­tics, as opposed to the world of You get a car!  You get a car! and You get a car!

Oprah Winfrey Show audience reaction ... You get a car
Oprah Winfrey Show audi­ence reac­tion … You get a car

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