On the heels of the media feeding frenzy regarding a potential presidential bid by The Oprah, there are more than a few Democrat ladies who are apparently none-to-thrilled by that possibility.
As pollsters rushed to run surveys on voter preference, polls that revealed The Oprah crushing Trump by anywhere from 10 to 20 points, reporters seized upon the opportunity to gauge the excitement among those widely considered to be presidential contenders for the Democrats.
On CNN New Day Wednesday morning, possible 2020 Democratic contender Elizabeth Warren was asked about the prospect of Oprah Winfrey running for president. "Senator Warren, last question. Oprah Winfrey for president, your thoughts?" co-host Alisyn Camerota asked.
"You know, wasn't that a fabulous speech?" Warren said. "And hearing Oprah's voice and her energy and passion and her determination, it's inspiring to all of us, and she shows great leadership. And I am delighted that she's doing it."
"I don't know" if America is ready for another celebrity billionaire president, she said. "Here's what I do know. We are right now in the middle of fights that will determine our future for generations to come."
To Warren’s credit, she handled the question with grace and a smile, deflecting away from what she really wanted to say: “What?! Why would we want The Oprah when I’m more than willing to serve as the next president!”
Meanwhile, though she never brought up Oprah specifically, Warren’s colleague and fellow potential Democrat contender Kristen Gillibrand of New York was clearly agitated by something during what should have been a routine, boring infrastructure briefing yesterday:
An infrastructure briefing by senior administration officials to a bipartisan group of senators was derailed on Tuesday by New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D.), who accused the administration of "killing people" by not prioritizing a multibillion-dollar tunnel project for her home state, a source familiar with the briefing told the Washington Free Beacon.
Killing people? Kind of like letting government net neutrality rules disappear was going to kill people? Again, Gillibrand was probably just channeling her frustrations over the prospect that her presidential ambition was going to be killed by another celebrity candidate.
While I remain firmly in the camp that says a Trump v The Oprah presidential race would be the opening ceremonies of the apocalypse, I can’t help but enjoy the angst the mere possibility of it is giving the partisan Dems who thought they would be the next chosen one.