Washington Post

Talk of Oprah running for president captivates Democrats

Clamor grows for Oprah Winfrey, seen here in July 2017, to run for president after her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon

From Hollywood to Iowa, a sudden wave of enthusiasm for Oprah Winfrey as a potential presidential candidate swept through the Democratic Party Monday, beginning as a social-media sensation after her rousing remarks at Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony and escalating nationally as party officials and activists earnestly considered the possibility.

The calls for Winfrey, a cultural icon and friend of former President Barack Obama, to look hard at entering the 2020 race against President Trump revealed a longing among many Democrats for a global celebrity of their own who could emerge as their standard-bearer and his foil...

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