Oprah Winfrey 2020? Maybe not as far-fetched as it sounds. The former queen of daytime television prompted speculation she could run for president in 2020 after tweeting a New York Post article that heralded her as the “Democrats’ best hope” to win. Winfrey, 63, wrote the author of the piece, columnist John Podhoretz, saying: “Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!”
In the NY Post column, Podhoretz praised Winfrey’s debut on CBS news program 60 Minutes last Sunday, in which she presided over a politically-charged debate between Michigan voters, both Democrats and Republicans.
An Oprah ticket would be wildly intriguing, and, according to polling, wildly popular, too. A Public Policy Polling survey in March found that if Oprah were to run as a Democrat against Republican Trump, 47 percent of Americans would vote for her, compared to 40 percent for Trump.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017