All it took was one speech at the Golden Globes and all of Hollywood wants Oprah Winfrey to be the 46th president of the United States. (Germans thought Hitler’s speeches were pretty good, too!)
The ghastly idea was first floated by celebrity host Seth Meyers in his opening monologue and then became a running joke throughout the ceremony. Winfrey later came on stage to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the first black woman to receive it, she made sure to say, and gave a rousing speech about the evils of white rapists, condemnations of men in Hollywood who sparked the #MeToo movement, and plenty of references to her skin color and banal platitudes of “speaking your truth,” whatever that means.
Oprah also commended the media for its “insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth.”
“I value the press more than ever before,” she said.
After a standing ovation, leftist Twitter erupted with calls for Oprah to be their president.
“Oprah/Michelle 2020,” wrote comedienne Sarah Silverman.
“OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!!!! #Oprah2020,” typed comedian/producer Larry Wilmore.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid posted, “Switched back to the Golden Globes to watch Oprah get her award. Never let it be said that I don’t respect the president of the United States.”
Reid also posted a picture of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looking up at Oprah during the speech and captioned it: “When Oprah is speaking at the Golden Globes and your goals shift to VP.”
NBC's official Twitter account had to delete this partisan tweet, you know, because of those high journalistic standards Oprah was talking about:
Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes
— NBC (@nbc) January 8, 2018
Oprah’s gal-pal and CBS This Morning host Gayle King praised her friend: “I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps.”
Could it be a real possibility? Who knows. Stedman Graham, Oprah’s long-time significant other, gave this hint:
“It's up to the people. She would absolutely do it."
She’s done everything else, so, why not. May we suggest a running mate not from the WWE?
Ooh, that’s an inconvenient memory, especially for someone who grandstanded against folks like Harvey Weinstein, telling them, “Their time is up!”
But come on, that's a power couple right there.
P.S. They all knew.