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Oprah 2020: Should Oprah Run For President?
Oprah should run for president of the United States in 2020.
Oprah comes from humble origins, and has become successful despite past hardships. This is a quality greatly admired by many people.
Oprah is qualified for the office of the presidency of the United States.
Oprah could be an effective campaigner and win the presidency.
Oprah is a powerful orator.
Oprah would be the first black female president of the United States.
Oprah embodies many of the values of the Democratic party and could mobilize many of its voters by getting media traction on key issues.
Oprah promotes various
"snake oil" products
, which calls her integrity into question when it comes to running for office.
At the very least, a candidate should be interested in running for (and winning) the presidency. Oprah has recently stated that
she is not interested
in running. So, she should not run.
The American government is already criticized for the role corporations play in politics and for how wealthy many politicians are. An Oprah candidacy/presidency could set a dangerous precedent forcing the poor or middle class to accept that public discourse should be left to the top .01%
The nomination of candidates like Oprah or Mark Zuckerberg, candidates with little political experience, would hamstring attempts by the Democrats to have a coherent policy agenda that could oppose the Republicans.
people do not want Oprah as president.
Oprah should not run but should instead campaign for a candidate like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
By nominating a celebrity, Democrats would undermine claims that they are the more serious party.
Oprah is unqualified to run for president of the United States.
We know very little about where Oprah stands on the issues facing the nation.
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