Some folks weren’t waiting for 2020, but casting their lot behind the person they wanted to run for president at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
Seth Myers made a joke about Oprah Winfrey, pushing her to run for President.
From Fox News:
“In 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Jokes about how he was unqualified to be president,” Mayers said. “Some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes!”
But then NBC and others followed that up by tweeting seriously about her being president after she received the Cecil B. DeMille award. It was the first time a black woman had ever won the award and she gave a speech about civil rights and the #MeToo campaign that roused the crowd.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” she said. “But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up,” she added as A-list Hollywood celebrities stood up and applauded.
She finished the speech declaring that “a new day was on the horizon” because of people, who will “take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again.”
“Nothing but respect for OUR future president,” NBC tweeted in response to the speech.
Others followed suit urging her to run and media gushed about the speech.
MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted, “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.”
Sarah Silverman joined in the chorus.
Still, others reminded people of this picture and that perhaps Oprah was not the perfect candidate.
Stedman Graham, Winfrey’s boyfriend, said after the show, “She would absolutely do it.”
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]