Can Obama Still Win In November Without Oprah?

April 3, 2012  |  


In 2007, a then-junior Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for the White House took off when the one and only Oprah Winfrey endorsed his candidacy for president. At the time, the Oprah endorsement was seen as a game changer, helping the fresh faced Obama secure the middle class, white, American suburban female vote. White soccer moms all over American flocked to Obama at a moment where the relatively unknown politician from Chicago needed to secure that stamp of approval from the rest of Middle America. With Oprah came immediate legitimacy.

President Obama recently joked about that pivotal Oprah endorsement at a fundraiser saying, “And then, there is my good friend, Oprah, who very early on, when I was still running, just decided that she would support this guy with a name that nobody could pronounce,” Obama said, “And just like books and skin cream, when Oprah decides she likes you, then other people like you, too.”

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  • Jus Sayin’

    The problem is not Oprah, the problem is whether or not folks will turn out and vote like they did last time, not just the black folks, but all the folks who voted for President Obama last time

  • manjust saying

    Oh please c’mon man not this again first of all Oprah is not the Queen and ruler of black people. The man stands a good chance at winning if she had that much juice then she would of ran for president 4 years ago

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