Well, the end of the Oprah show is the end of an era of sorts.
For me, Oprah was never really anything more than a channel to turn to while Ellen was in commercials. I couldn’t even commit to the whole finale show yesterday with the adorable and amazingly well-spoken Justin Bieber dominating the Ellen show. If I was 16…but I digress.
I do recognize though, as I think everyone should, the impact and clout Oprah wields. Yes, she has a crack team of employees finding women abused by 18 men who have chosen to have a sex change and become a man themselves, or whole families of people missing limbs but thriving as baseball players, and other such heart-warming fare. She gives people cars and trips to Australia and talks about a book or other product and gets everyone to buy it and love it too.
However, she herself has something special, or she never would have made it as far as she did. Her voice is just the right pitch and timbre, her eye contact is spectacular, her ability to tear up prettily is uncanny and her ups and downs with her weight make her identifiable where she could be too amazing to relate to.
She says she wants to end the show to move on to other things, and she will still be very involved in media with her own television network starting up. But I think this is a temporary cover-up.
I’m quite sure we’ll soon see her running for President of the United States.
There’s been talk before of people wanting her to, and really, she’s done almost everything there is to do, or at least has the money to do whatever there is to do, so I’m sure she’ll be bored soon. And she truly does seem to have people’s best interests at heart and a genuine interest in American families, and women make up about half the voting population and I’m sure a few could convince their husbands to go along with them…I think she has a legitimate shot.
Obama was the first African American President, but Oprah will do one or two better – First African American female president, and first female president ever. It’s only a matter of time.
So if you were or are an American, would you vote for her?
I disagree with her on a lot of things, but I think I would.
Huh…Oprah is TOO powerful. And Ellen, I’m pretty suspicious of her too. But Dr. Oz is a high contender too, when he recommends or talks about a product on his show, pharmacies run out in the next day. Maybe we should just switch back to soap operas where you know it’s all fake and the political agendas are fictitious too.
This post makes me smile :) She really does have a way of finding the strangest people, but I have to admire her staying power too… I know I hardly ever watch her, but it’s strange to think that now I can’t, if for some reason, I am around a tv at 4, and Ellen is a re-run :)
You know, I don’t think I have ever heard a Canadian Reformed church member say anything positive about Oprah. I’ve even heard it off the pulpit about how awful she is. So, I’m a little surprised to read that you have found some positive things about her, though I shouldn’t be surprised, Miss Optimist.
I think the majority of Canadian Reformed Church readers will answer “no” to your question.
As for me, it depends on who she is running against. A white, middle-aged Republican? Ummm, I’d rather go with Oprah.
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