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Oprah Winfrey Presents Barack Obama
12/19/2007 10:50:25 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

GUEST POSTING BY BIG V

Oprah.
She can run a TV show. She can run a magazine. She can run a bookclub. She can sometimes run her weight way up the scale. But lets look at who she really supports: Rachel Ray, Dr. Phil and now Barack Obama.

Do you really like Rachel Ray and her 30 minute meals? Would you really place your emotional center with Dr. Phil? Can Obama really be the best candidate for president?

Rachel Ray can barely cook but she runs a TV show to a specific audience. Dr. Phil also runs an Oprah endorsed talk show. And Obama events are kind of like talk shows. His proposals are like a vapid thirty minute meal and his continual chant for change is as empty as a Dr. Phil life recommendation.

Oprah had a great idea for a girls' school in Africa. However,Oprah has no real background in educational administration. Lets just say she has no experience in the everyday teaching and other unique aspects of a boarding school. So when she started her academy in South Africa, it was not that startling to see the headlines of abuse just a few months later. Her idea was great, but obviously she put her name ahead of a well thought out program.

Mr. Obama is a close clone of Ms. Winfrey. If he is nominated, he will need to win overwhelmingly in the presidential race to achieve any of the things he is talking about. He also puts his name ahead of intellligent policy. Will our country under an Obama administration be just like the Oprah academy in South Africa: hailed as a great movement, only later to be found with controversies that could have been avoided by gaining more experience?

If Mr. Obama wins the nomination, how will most Democrats feel when Hillary Clinton comes to the podium on the second night of the Denver convention to give her speech? Ms. Clinton's plans are not that different than Obama's. But she knows about political realities and how to deal with friends and enemies. Once it is too late, will the party insiders realize that Clinton is truly the right person to handle the problems and guide the future of our country? Or when blunders are made affecting millions of people and dollars, will they concede that they should not have voted for for the guy Oprah picked?

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