Get a grip, people: Oprah should not run for president

Get a grip, people: Oprah should not run for president

 [Ed. – There are dozens of reasons why this idea is ludicrous, as is the notion that her speech was anything more than warmed-over rhetoric from virtually every nomination speech ever given.]

Last night at the Golden Globe awards, Oprah Winfrey … gave a very moving speech, which immediately led all kinds of people to proclaim that she should run for president. …

This is not the first time this suggestion has been made, nor is Oprah the first celebrity who has inspired that kind of talk. … But let’s all take a breath. If you watched her Golden Globes speech and said “She should run,” then the 2016 election and the first year of the Trump presidency have addled your brain.

That’s not to say Oprah didn’t give a great speech, because she did, and speech-making is indeed part of running for and serving as president. Oprah has spent a career talking on television and connecting with audiences, and she’s very good at it. On the other hand, I could argue that she should be disqualified simply on the basis of her promotion of “The Secret,” a multimedia juggernaut that claimed that the entire universe and every moment of human experience are governed by “the law of attraction.”

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