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    Will Oprah Run?

    There's speculation swirling around the media today about this because of a speech she gave at an awards show last night. I watched the speech on youtube and it is quite good and well delivered.

    Would you vote for Ophrah Winfrey for president? In spite of her complete lack of understanding regarding atheism, I would strongly consider it.

    She's smart enough, she has name recognition, she might stand a chance resisting neocons and liberal hawks and she doesn't need the job.
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    Re: Will Oprah Run?

    I'm quite prepared to accept her brightness on trust, I've never seen or heard her speak.

    On the other hand she'd be 66 at the next election. Why on earth can't we skip a generation and find a 46 year old, or better yet a 36 year old? I'm tired of gerontocracy. Small, lean and driven by a new vision of an equitable future, that's what I'd like to see in 2020 and someone past retirement age isn't part of that picture. Find me a team of college graduates in their twenties and fund them into the White House with enthusiastic new blood in Congress authorized to back the political revolution.

    Twenty years ago I'd have been excited by Jerry Springer, I think you're trying to achieve a similar effect.
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    Re: Will Oprah Run?

    Well, my first thought is:
    Oh, Great, another celebrity wanting to be president.
    Look how well that has worked out so far.

    Having said that,
    She is much smarter than the other ones, and actually has some understanding of the struggles that the common citizen faces, and probably pays a lot more attention to the world events that the current POS.., err, ah, POTUS ever has.

    Articulate and thoughtful, and knows how to "play well with others"

    I would wonder form where she would pull her cabinet members, and what kind of relationship she would build with the military leaders.

    At this point I am close to joining the "Anybody but Trump" school of thought, but seeing what the "Anyone but Obama" strategy got the Pubs in 2012, I hope we don't go there.

    Can she come up with the creds to get on the Democrat ticket? Or do you suppose she would run as a 3rd party?
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    REally? Americans had a hard time with a black man in the white house .....any excuse to keep a white woman out of it ......and now youre suggesting a black woman. I'm not sure you guys are forward thinking enough.

    Present company excepted .

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    Without knowing who the Republican candidate will be, I hope she runs another Democratic Party crash and burn.
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    Re: Will Oprah Run?

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Without knowing who the Republican candidate will be, I hope she runs another Democratic Party crash and burn.
    What if she runs as a Republican?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    What if she runs as a Republican?
    Hah! that would turn the tables a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    REally? Americans had a hard time with a black man in the white house .....any excuse to keep a white woman out of it ......and now youre suggesting a black woman. I'm not sure you guys are forward thinking enough.

    Present company excepted .
    ANd instead you guys went with a failed millionaire , mysoginist pig, a bit bat crazy narcisist ...... who keeps putting his foot in it internationally.

    she couldn't do worse.

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    Re: Will Oprah Run?

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I'm quite prepared to accept her brightness on trust, I've never seen or heard her speak.

    On the other hand she'd be 66 at the next election. Why on earth can't we skip a generation and find a 46 year old, or better yet a 36 year old? I'm tired of gerontocracy. Small, lean and driven by a new vision of an equitable future, that's what I'd like to see in 2020 and someone past retirement age isn't part of that picture. Find me a team of college graduates in their twenties and fund them into the White House with enthusiastic new blood in Congress authorized to back the political revolution.
    I think our establishment needs more dismantling before that can be achieved. There are still too many embedded old WASPs still just old enough to exert themselves. That's my opinion, anyway.

    America's political structure is such that slow and deliberate change is required. I suppose that's a good thing in lots of ways, but it also challenges the patience of the society. And we as a people have shown little ability to be patient. Maybe that's because the structure also serves to represses us in ways other than serving the economy.
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    Re: Will Oprah Run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    What if she runs as a Republican?
    Why not? Trump pulled off running as a Republican.
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