Don’t get me wrong . . .

I like Obama, and I still don’t know who I will vote for in the Dems’ primary. But the whole Oprah/Obama thing has overtones of State of the Union, particularly Angela Lansbury’s presumptuous king-making. I don’t like the popular assumption that it’s Hillary’s race to lose, either, but I don’t think she makes that assumption. Oprah? I think she buys her own myth.

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8 thoughts on “Don’t get me wrong . . .

  1. Jen

    I agree about Oprah. Also, I’m sick and tired of the media hyping up only TWO candidates. Hello, it’s not even January, people! Let’s hear what some of the other ones have to say for themselves before you go and decide who the “front runner” is. Sheesh.

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  2. adena

    I’m currently reading Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope” and I’m pleasantly surprised… he is really, really bright and really seems to understand complexity and compromise. So, Oprah or no, I’m going to be paying more attention to him from now on…

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  3. nyjlm

    I’m so, so tired of Oprah. I really did enjoy her magazine but I had to give up my subscription when I couldn’t take the whole Oprah cult feeling any more. This whole election mania is too much for me. I can’t believe this is only the beginning…

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  4. Marci B.

    Yep, I’m with you. I am still stuck on whom I should vote for… and I don’t think that Oprah is helping the whole thing… Maybe she is even hurting it….

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  5. jess

    i don’t get to vote in primaries, because i’m registered as an independent. AND…i live in utah…the most republican state in the union. for the record, i’m a libertarian. small l.

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  6. Jen M.

    In my twenties I worshipped the hell out of Oprah.I guess I would buy into my own myth, too, if I were her. I have seen a handful of her shows in the past eight years and I am surprised by how much she annoys me.I wish there were better campaign finance laws and federal funding for ALL candidates…there are probably some amazing people out there without their own war chest of cash.

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  7. Melanie

    I’m kind of conflicted on the whole Oprah thing.While, yes, she does frequently and mightily chap my ass, I can’t help but be a little excited about the additional attention she’s bringing to Obama’s campaign. I am really, truly impressed by his intelligence, character, and positions (dirty?). I haven’t been this excited about a candidate in a very long time, and that is thrilling.But, yeah, Oprah makes me tired.

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  8. andrea_frets

    I’m not a fan of Oprah. At all. Her weird relationships with folks like Tom Cruise make me gag.However! I think it’s good that she does use her fame to bring attention to politics even though I might not agree with her choice (I’m on the fence but movie more toward Edwards).

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