The media circus would love nothing better than a celebrity showdown in the next presidential election year.
So even though Oprah Winfrey, the bright star of the liberal media’s horizon, has denied over and over again plans to run in 2020, publications just won’t take “no” for an answer. Fashion magazine InStyle put Oprah on the cover of its February issue, with the caption, “Hello, Madam President? We Asked, She Answered.”
One would think the answer would have been affirmative, since the magazine has already taken to calling Oprah “Madam President.” However, this is not the case.
“All you need is a mug and some campaign literature and a T-shirt,” Oprah said in the actual interview. “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
Although that answer was meant to be a definitive “no,” the choice of words here is interesting. Why Oprah thinks she doesn’t have “the DNA” to run for president is anyone’s guess. Winfrey’s friend, Gayle King, allegedly thinks that Oprah running for president “would be good for everyone else.” (Timely reminder that Gayle King is a CBS News anchor.)
After Oprah’s Golden Globes speech, the media and Hollywood were ready to push the media mogul into a presidential campaign. Ellen Degeneres, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, and CNN were just a handful of sources desperate to unseat the president they despised most with yet another reality TV star.
Even though Oprah has denied again and again that she is even considering running for office, the media won’t give up their fight. They must have fodder for their news cycles.