3 Reasons Why Oprah Should Not Run For President
A little over a week ago Oprah happened to all of us. In one speech, she shook the world - as she is known to do. While accepting the Cecil B. de Mille Award during the Golden Globes telecast, she took on everything from the power of a free press, the "Me Too" movement, and yes, even got in a jab or two at the current White House occupant. She stood there and did what she does: give a master class on oration while providing nuggets for us all to live by. Immediately following her speech, the internet went crazy with the theory that not only should she run for President, but that she was actually considering it. While it's a good theory it's something we, including Oprah, should abandon immediately, and here's why:
1) It would be a demotion for her. Seriously. Maybe you want Oprah negotiating trade deals and fixing infrastructure, but I don't! I'd rather she continue to sprinkle life with that magical fairy dust that is her Favorite Things list, savory Weight Watchers appropriate side dishes and quality programming on the OWN network. Imagine substituting an hour of greatness while watching Super Soul Sunday with a press briefing on roads and bridges? Hell no! We can skip the boring debates and state dinners. I just want Oprah to continue giving me all the life packaged in a pretty little bow. And if there ever was a more powerful job on Earth than being President, isn't it being Oprah? I think so. So why waste time with 2020? Let's all pass on this one.
2) We need to put an end to this celebrity-turned-politician madness. And it IS madness, can I get an Amen? We've had enough of famous people throwing their weight around just because they can. People need to embrace the lane they are in and ride in that bad boy until the end of time. No detours. Oprah is squarely where she needs to be in life. I can't think of anyone else who is living out their life's purpose as well as Ms. Winfrey. So let's just stay on that course, mmm-kkk?
3) I would have to fight someone if they criticized her too deeply. I love me some Oprah. And if 45 ever decided to talk sideways about my girl, I would have to take off my pearls and head to wherever he and his Twitter account were at that moment and give him the business! I just want to continue living in a world where Oprah is universally loved and not picked apart by lesser men and women who might suddenly turn on her because of party lines, race, or some other worthless and irrelevant category.
Despite the 'sources close to Oprah' who are feeding this 2020 presidential frenzy, I don't actually think Oprah will run. While it's a nice thought and a welcome distraction from the completely bat-shit crazy political world that we live in today, let's hope this thought is fleeting...