Oprah Winfrey claimed to be nervous about her first public foray into presidential politics, but it didnâ€™t show. Indeed, she delivers a better campaign speech than actual candidates — so much so that you have to wonder whether she might run herself some day. […]
Regardless of the immeasurable effect on Obamaâ€™s chances, Winfreyâ€™s political debut was good for her. Already a cultural icon, she took a major step toward being taken seriously as a political figure.
If anybody could do it, she could. But she’d have to run outside of the political system. That way she wouldn’t have to worry about primaries, etc. She could deliver her message straight to the people on her own terms.
Stranger things have happened…