“If any figure in the United States bears watching over the next couple of years as our political culture continues the radical transformation that led to the election of Donald Trump, it’s Oprah (Winfrey). I believe she’s uniquely positioned, should she wish to commit herself, to seek the Democratic nomination for president and challenge Trump in 2020,” recently wrote John Podhoretz, a New York newspaper columnist.
Oprah wouldn’t let Trump outshine or intimidate her. She’s a star, she’s rich, and she’s successful. She’s the embodiment of the American dream, he continues.
After reading Podhoretz’ column, we decided to see how the FabOverFifty community would feel if Oprah was a candidate for POTUS. Our Facebook post asking the question elicited almost 1,500 comments, a record number! And if this was a real election, Oprah would be slammed at the voting booth, with almost 97 percent of the “voters” rejecting her.
Here’s what some of you had to say.
“The problem with celebrities in politics is that they have no legal background and no idea how the whole process works, because it’s all governed by laws and due process. It sounds great to have a fresh perspective or to drain the political swamp, but all aspects of government are pretty much due process of law. Trying to undermine that process can be detrimental to the country and those in charge.”
“I think we have all learned what happens when you elect an unqualified person to the Presidency. I do however, think she would at least take the time to learn the duties of the office.”
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