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: