Is there any reality to this concept? It started at the Golden Globes with a joke by Seth Meyers, then she gave her acceptance speech, and oh what a speech. It truly was the best part of the ceremony, which was enjoyable to watch but without any real exciting moments aside from the speech. ( I would have liked to hear more from Seth throughout the evening.)
Other people over time, even dating back to 2015 have asked Oprah if she would win, reporters from Bloomberg and her friend Gayle King. Both answers were in the negative. But the world is a lot different now than in 2015.
After the Globes, long-time beau Stedman said to journalist Graham of the LA Times, "It's up to the people.. She would absolutely do it." But then later, when the divine Ms. O was asked if she had any plans to do so, she responded, "I don't". However, depending on what source you are reading, it seems the door is left open. Her friend Gayle King recently said that she is "intrigued by the idea" but "not considering it at this time."
A presidential run notwithstanding, this amazing woman/entrepreneur/philanthropist gave a powerful and moving speech, and keep in mind she was the first woman of color to ever receive this. Whether or not she entertains the possibility of running, the speech stands alone for what it means, and the award stands on its own merits for recognizing this woman who grew up poor and abused in the middle of the country and built an empire while at the same time building schools in Africa. Can you tell I just love her?
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The internet is already a buzz with quotes from it. The most played and memorable, though there were many memorable quotes in it seemed to be how she ended it. Here is her last paragraph:
Oprah has a lot more work to do in this world. Let's see what the future brings.