Oprah For 2020?
So we do we think about this, ladies? During the Golden Globes this year, women of the industry dressed in black representing the Times Up Movement and our beacon of light, Oprah, took the stage to accept The Cecil B. deMille Award.
On that stage, Oprah delivered the most inspiring speech in recent history. Immediately the people of America took to twitter and the hashtag, #Orpah2020 began trending.
So we all love Oprah. There is no one in the world like Oprah. She is a self made billionaire, philanthropist, journalist, and entertainer, who rose above the suffering of poverty and sexual abuse in her early life. She’s a goddess. Oprah has truly impacted the lives of the women and men across the country.
But like would she be a good presidential candidate? Part of me is like, of course, I would definitely vote for her. Like I as a woman, I have to vote for her. But then you start thinking, is this what America is right now? Is past political experience no longer a requirement to be president of the United States?
The truth is: I don’t know. On one hand, Oprah has such a vast amount of life experience of personal struggle and growth as well as professional expertise. Oh, and the “Awards Chatter” Podcast, Oprah was quoted, “I would never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing.” However during a 2016 interview with Bloomberg, Oprah said, “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh’.” Granted, not a definite “yes” bu any means but can we really call that a “definitive no”?
But what do you women think about this? Would you vote for Oprah? There is no evidence that she will run in 2020 but there are many black women who will be running for public office that deserve our support. Find them at: https://blackwomeninpolitics.com/
Also check out http://www.sheshouldrun.org/ to learn more about running for office yourself, encourage another woman you know to run, and how to support female candidates. Whether Oprah will run or not, it is still our responsibility to elect someone to represent us in 2020. So let’s a get a woman in the White House, shall we?