Oprah can have the nomination, with some help from Obama

Oprah can have the nomination, with some help from Obama
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Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday signaled her entry into the 2020 presidential sweepstakes. If Oprah wants the Democratic nomination, it is hers to lose. That’s because Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? Obama shares summer reading list ‘Three Californias’ plan would give Dems more seats MORE is her mentor.

First, Oprah’s play last night. She skillfully mobilized American women, who feel marginalized, by hammering home outrage over male “misconduct.” In this day that is easy to do, and Oprah played it perfectly. 

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Then she pivoted into telling the world that the U.S. media is acting heroically; instead of being purveyors of fake news, the press is really acting as the guardians of the realm. That’s a much tougher sell but has no downside for Oprah; shortly after her speech, NBC tweeted congratulations on her upcoming presidency.

 

Behind the curtain are Barack and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama shares advice for first-generation college students ‘Outnumbered’ host shares ‘9 Rules’ for success in new book Poll: Republicans view Netflix less favorably MORE, close personal friends of Ms. Winfrey. The three are simpatico on world view and share a loathing for Donald Trump and his deplorable followers. Make no mistake, the former president is furious that his policies, especially ObamaCare, are being dismantled. Oprah Winfrey is his ticket back.

It is inconceivable that a Winfrey campaign would not include major input from the Obamas. And what a campaign that would be!

I mean, how can any politician attack Oprah, a feminine icon, human rights hero, civil rights champion and beloved human being? Can you imagine Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York going after her? Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) Sanders If Congress takes no action, the Social Security trust fund will become depleted in 2034 Ex-campaign manager: Sanders is still eying another presidential bid DNC chair backing plan to cut superdelegates opposed by Dem lawmakers MORE? Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump to nominate budget official as next consumer bureau chief Sessions floats federal law that would protect states that decriminalize marijuana Bank regulator faces backlash over comments on racism MORE? The strategy would have to be, “Oprah’s great but I’m good too.”

Not a winner. 

Donald Trump is probably the only politician in the country who would be willing to disparage Oprah, but she’s not the unlikable Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThere are many unanswered questions about FBI culture FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill Giuliani wants 'full and complete' investigation into Russia probe's origins MORE. Broadsides against Ms. Winfrey would consolidate her considerable base. She would most likely float above President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end 'monstrous' migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' US denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE’s bombast — coming across as positive and reasonable. Barack Obama would make sure of that.

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Not that Oprah would need much guidance. The media would actively work for her election; she could raise billions of dollars and mobilize tens of millions of volunteers. Has there ever been an American more perfectly positioned to achieve ultimate power?

The answer is no. Then you stir in Barack and Michelle. Somebody up there likes Oprah!

So, that’s what is coming down the pike for America, if Oprah Winfrey wants to be the most powerful woman on earth.

Come to think of it, she already is.

Bill O'Reilly hosts a daily podcast on BillO'Reilly.com. His new book, “Killing England," is now available. He is also the former host of "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @billoreilly.