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.
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!