The 2020 Dream Ticket of Oprah Winfrey and Lin-Manuel Miranda? Fuggedaboutit.Dashing the hopes of many Democrats, including Stephen Colbert, the media mogul publicly said in “SuperSoul Conversation” at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City that she’s not interested in a White House run.
As The Daily Beast recounted: “During a discussion about the ‘moral clarity’ he felt after Donald Trump’s election, Miranda said that he’s aware of the social platform his fame and the success of ‘Hamilton’ has given him.”
“But that’s it,” he said Wednesday. “I’m not running for public office.”
Oprah immediately added: “I’m not either!”
No, Oprah! Do not throw away your shot!https://t.co/MQe8LeZmAj
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 8, 2018
TMZ, which posted video of the chat, said: “The audience erupted in laughter/shock — some people sounded downright upset O finally batted down the rumor … which had been swirling since her incredible Golden Globes speech.”
On Twitter, “The Late Show” hosted said: “No, Oprah! Do not throw away your shot!”
But some were relieved the tease was over.
🎣Let’s review:🎣 since 11/8/2016
🚧Desperate Dems have floated🚧
💩 Oprah Winfrey🤨
💩 Mark 🍼Cuban😂
💩 Joe Biden /Touchie with the 💁🏼♀️
💩 Michelle Obama/Michael 🚹
💩 Cory Booker AKA⚔️Socialist⚔️
💩 Eric Holder 😭😭😭😭👍🏻
So who’s next🧐🤨??
— 🇺🇸Rampage🇺🇸95 (@RampsNO_BSRants) February 8, 2018
To win in 2020 we need a candidate who is filled with policy substance, someone who is consistent on the issues, and is someone who is dedicated to the cause of Progressivism.
No Oprah or The Rock 2020. No celebrities. No Mark Zuckerberg.
Dems shouldnt run a celebrity.
— Sahil Habibi (@ProgressVoice) February 8, 2018
People I want to run for President in 2020
1. Joe Kennedy III
2. Elizabeth Warren
3. Joe Biden
4-99. Literally anyone else who is qualified
Who I don’t want to run for President in 2020
1. Oprah Winfrey
2-99. Anyone else who isn’t a qualified politician
— Jeffrey (@Music1996Man) February 7, 2018
Okay forget Oprah 2020. I'm thinking @johnlegend
— Leah McFall (@longlostleah) February 8, 2018
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