Entertainment After Golden Globes, Speculation Rises That Oprah Winfrey Will Seriously Consider Presidential Run

22:58  08 january  2018
22:58  08 january  2018 Source:   Variety

Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

  Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah’s Golden Globes speech Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes. Her epic acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille…© Provided by Quartz As the Financial Times notes (paywall), Weight Watchers shares have jumped by more than 13% today. The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a US presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

However, minutes after giving a rousing speech at the Golden Globes Awards that promised “a new day” for women, minorities and the downtrodden Oprah Winfrey said she has no ambitions to run for president .

Oprah Winfrey ’s odds of becoming the next US president have been slashed dramatically after an electrifying Golden Globes speech and reports she is considering a run . The 63-year-old talk-show host drew repeated standing ovations from Hollywood stars in an emotional speech that tackled

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Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.

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Winfrey was asked last year about the possibility of a presidential bid and, while indicating that the idea is not so far fetched, seemed to dismiss it. But her speech at the Globes, in which she evoked themes of unity, hope, and inclusion, could be a counterweight to the politics of Washington and, even though she did not invoke him by name, President Donald Trump.

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Minutes after giving a rousing speech at the Golden Globes , Oprah Winfrey said she has no ambitions to run for president .

Oprah Winfrey is seriously considering running for president in 2020, as Trump biggest nightmare could come in the form of Oprah 2020. The # oprah 2020 trending on Twitter, chatter her speech at the Golden Globes sounded presidential .

Winfrey campaigned for Barack Obama in Iowa and other states in 2007 and 2008, and her endorsement was thought to have greatly improved his chances to break through and overcome the opposition of Hillary Clinton. She campaigned for Obama again in 2012, but largely stayed out of the 2016 contest.

While Winfrey has gotten political, she rarely goes on the attack, something that could be a challenge in a rough-and-tumble Democratic primary and general election. If she were to run, though, she could emerge as a frontrunner by her name recognition alone.

Her speech — while written for her acceptance of a Golden Globe special award — was also the type of rhetoric meant to inspire large crowds on the campaign trail or a political convention.

“I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights,” she said.

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The Golden Globes and NBC has announced Oprah their champion for 2020. According to Oprah ’s close friend, the talk show host is really considering it. From LA Times: Orah Winfrey for president was something of a running theme throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday

Oprah Winfrey 's Golden Globes speech fueled speculation that she could consider a presidential run . Her partner tells the Los Angeles Times that it is "up to the people" but added that she would "absolutely do it."

In Washington, the prospect of a Winfrey candidacy quickly dominated news coverage. Billionaire Tom Steyer, at a press conference announcing that he would invest in organizing and other campaign efforts in the midterms, was asked whether he could support her. Praising her speech at the Globes, however, he said that he as focused on 2018.

Bill Kristol, the conservative columnist who is anti-Trump, laid out the case for her advantages in a 2020 race.

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