Get ready for President Oprah!

So, I guess from now on, each party will just draft the biggest celebrity it can onto the ticket.

Confession time: I didn't actually watch the Golden Globes last night. I was too busy getting ready to go to work and looking forward to tonight's National Championship game (Go Dawgs! Woof! Woof!) And I didn't want to spend 3 hours watching a comedian I despise hand out trophies to actors I've never heard of for movies I didn't see. But the reports off social media indicate that Oprah Winfrey was looking mighty presidential last night.

The Washington Post this morning printed her entire speech and dubbed it "presidential-candidate-esque." Meryl Streep went so far as to actually endorse the idea. NBC is all up for it. Bill Kristol sounds like he's lobbying to be her campaign manager. Mr. T even Tweeted out his support. It seems like the biggest story anybody is talking about today. She immediately leaped to the top of the polls of Democratic prospective candidates for 2020.

And nobody's laughing at the prospect.

Seriously, who better represents the ethos of America today than a black woman celebrity who survived sexual abuse? She's good friends with our most recent former president. He could probably give her some good advice. And she's infinitely more likeable than Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? If I were a liberal I'd be salivating at the thought of an Oprah presidential run.

And what would Republicans have to counter her candidacy? Lack of experience? Never served in the military? Just a celebrity looking to up her profile?

Of course for those of us who were hoping for a return to issues over celebrity, this is a depressing turn of events. Because we've gone from Obama to Trump to potentially Oprah as president. That means it's just a matter of time before we elect THIS GUY:

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Jules
Jules

But...isn't it her turn? You know, the way the Dems pick their candidates. It was time for a black man, then time for a Socialist or a woman, then some other demographic will pop out of the Bingo Ball and we will learn that it is time for a lion tamer or a transgendered Eskimo pilot---it's all Identity Politics and it's all the Left trying to figure out whose turn is coming up. Because the mainstream Left is totally deficient in ideology and wholly governed by emotion, they aren't going to be interested in political philosophy. Few of them voted for a descent into elite-controlled tyranny when they voted for Obama---they were voting to prove they are not racists, or for whatever issue he touted. The support for Hillary was mostly because she is a woman and "it's time to have a woman president".

JASmius
JASmius

Who says evolution can't work in reverse?

Sauger
Sauger

Unfortunarely, if she thought she was abused as a kid, just wait. If those photos of her with Weinstein are any indication, here comes the "dirt".

ekay
ekay

Two thumbs up Deelyla. What an innovative idea. Hmmmm!! Maybe I should think that way.............Oh! Wait! I always have. And still I got to pick between Sanders, Hillary, Trump and now perhaps.........Oprah!!! Just what could possibly go wrong?

Deelyla
Deelyla

Maybe we could do something different like find out the policies and changes she would want to make, and have a good public debate.