Oprah Winfrey for President?
Oliver Willis has been touting Oprah Winfrey as the Democrats’ smart candidate for president. It’s hard to deny that she’s smart, widely admired, and good on television.
Alex Knapp, though, offers a retort:
…. I can think of a few reasons just off the top of my head why, apart from the fact that hosting an emotionally manipulative talk show in no way qualifies a person to hold political office, Oprah shouldnÃ¢€™t be President. First, sheÃ¢€™s got a lot of responsibility for the crap novels of Nicholas Sparks being popular. And second and most important, if it werenÃ¢€™t for her, Dr. Phil would be flipping burgers somewhere. For pushing Dr. PhilÃ¢€™s career alone, Oprah should be denied any chance at a political office.