During Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, Oprah received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Her acceptance speech has Democrats hopeful they too can have a celebrity gazillionaire candidate of their own this next presidential election cycle.
Winfrey gave an impassioned speech about the symbolic end of the #MeToo movement, an outcropping of the end to the protection of Hollywood serial sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein.
The money lines:
…”What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool that we all have, and I’m especially proud of all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their stories.”
…”I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again.”
Salivating over Winfrey’s speech, the LA Times suggested the talk show star run for president:
Oprah Winfrey for president was something of a running theme throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday, beginning with Seth Meyers’ opening monologue. He jokingly forbade Winfrey from considering the presidency.
But the trend picked up steam as the night unfolded, particularly after Winfrey’s impassioned acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
It didn’t take long for social media, and celebs in particular, to rally Winfrey for the job, including inside the ceremony.
“It’s up to the people,” Winfrey’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told The Times. “She would absolutely do it.”
Gayle King, Winfrey’s best buddy, echoed Graham’s sentiments: “I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps,” she also told The Times.
Eva Longoria and Keith Urban shared a table at the ceremony and gushed over Winfrey’s remarks.
“That speech!” Longoria said.
“It was more of an exultation,” Urban replied.
Alan F. Horn, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, was equally impressed.
“She knows how to deliver it too,” Horn remarked. “She’s really emotional.”
The ability to give an emotionally evoking speech and tell a good story and a healthy dose of star power is all it takes to get liberals excited about a presidential run these days:
— NBC (@nbc) January 8, 2018
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 8, 2018
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 8, 2018
Seeing a lot of horror/sneering re Oprah 2020, and look, I'm no expert on what makes a good president. But a good *candidate* is someone who can tell a story.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) January 8, 2018
Or, alternatively, we could pretend we’re not a nation of six-year-olds and not do this https://t.co/cvwsDhdTyx
— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) January 8, 2018
'The 2020 campaign started in earnest tonight as celebrity billionaire Democractic front-runner Oprah Winfrey will seek to oust celebrity billionaire Republican Donald Trump for the presidency.' – Twitter tonight
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 8, 2018
You are all forgetting something – if Russia hacks our election again, even Oprah doesn’t have a chance.
— Empire Storm (@empirestatemind) January 8, 2018
Irony is totally lost on these guys.
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) January 8, 2018
And then of course there’s this
— Renee Baio (@MrsScottBaio) January 8, 2018
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) January 8, 2018
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