I would beat Oprah but I don't think she'll run

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Bring it on, the White House said Monday, welcoming a would-be battle against Oprah Winfrey for the presidency in 2020, NBC News reported.

But look, I get it. Democrats have been traumatized by recent events, and one of the responses is to throw up your hands and say, "Fine then".

Last fall Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president.

Oprah Winfrey poses backstage with her Cecil B. DeMille Award.

She indicated that the same thought had crossed her mind after Trump's election: "I thought, 'Oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough.' And now I'm thinking, 'Oh".

"And some have said that night convinced him to run".

Winfrey's impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes sparked talk about whether she might follow in the footsteps of another wildly wealthy media star who jumped into politics by campaigning for the highest office in the land, Donald Trump.

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"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men", she said to a standing ovation. "You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers". She died in December, just before her 98th birthday.

But he doubted whether a Washington outsider like her could win, even though that was precisely the dynamic which helped propel his former boss Donald Trump to victory in 2016.

Trump himself has been accused of being a serial sexual predator by more than a dozen women.

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A representative for Winfrey did not reply to a request Monday for comment from The Associated Press. Even Oprah's longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham, admitted President Oprah may be a possibility. Over 30 years, she became the face of television talk shows, starred and produced feature films, and began her own network.

He told Larry King on CNN in 1999 that she would be his "first choice" for a running mate if he ran for president.

However, Oprah has repeatedly denied any intentions of running for president, telling The Hollywood Reporter in June, "I will never run for public office".

More than one person mentioned to me that the speech reminded them of Barack Obama's electrifying baptism in national politics, his keynote at the 2004 Democratic convention. "I love pasta, I love kimchi, I love all of it". "I am not interested in thinking next president for another year and a half". "If she'd do it, she'd be fantastic". The president's son retweeted it, calling it "strange".

Earlier in the evening, Globes host Seth Meyers actually teed up the speculation.

"I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon", Winfrey said.

During Clinton's campaign, she discussed the prospect of a female president and said "America, it's about time that we made that decision". Wednesday have to call her President Winfrey, you realize that?

Winfrey said all the people she has portrayed or interviewed who have endured some of the ugliest things life can throw at them have shared a common trait: An ability to maintain hope for a brighter day. That could soften what Palmieri describes as an enduring resistance among some voters to women with political ambition.

Still, while some Democrats would embrace Winfrey's outsider-celebrity status as the party's answer to Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of experience in government.

Or perhaps the same impeccable instincts that has made Oprah such a success will keep her from risking it all to enter an arena from which no one emerges unscathed.

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