Seeing Hollywood jump in on the side of the Democrats is roughly as surprising as children voting to have cake for breakfast and this season is no exception. But unlike Katy Perry (who seems to be completely enthralled with the top of the ticket) some of the entertainment industry’s high profile talent is a bit less than enthusiastic when it comes to Hillary Clinton. Take for example Oprah Winfrey. The extremely wealthy television star was always on deck to work the convention and support the ticket, but while out stumping for Clinton she seems to be a bit more “realistic” about the product she’s pushing this time. In fact, at one of her most recent appearances she came out and admitted that her target audience might not be particularly fond of the candidate but they should vote for her anyway. (America Rising)
Oprah has an inspiring new message for undecided voters thinking about voting for Hillary Clinton, “You don’t have to like her.” Oprah’s inability to go much further than that in support of Clinton is just the latest indication of how unpopular the Democratic nominee is.
Oprah’s tepid support for Clinton stands starkly in contrast with her support for Obama eight years ago. Back then she said that Obama had “a new vision for America,” and that she believed in him personally.
This uncomfortable admission comes from an interview she did with Dallas-based pastor T.D. Jakes which will be airing next week. The video provides all the context you need. It’s not that Oprah dislikes Hillary Clinton herself, you see… it’s just that a lot of other people might. But she explains why that’s not a problem. Here’s the video and the pearls of wisdom she casts before the undecided swine.
“She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her,” she said. “You don’t have to like her. Do you like this country? Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like this country? OK. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”
See? There’s nothing to worry about. She’s not coming over to your house. Of course, she will be going to the White House, but why let a little thing like that bother you? At least you won’t have to listen to her prattling on during dinner and you can always turn off the television if she is.
Oprah landed at 21st on Forbes’ list of most powerful and influential women this year, well behind Hillary Clinton. (Who still came in at number two, behind Angela Merkel.) Perhaps it’s this sort of pragmatic salesmanship which propelled her to initial success. Unfortunately, unlike her now legendary book of the month club, Winfrey has a considerably less popular product to hawk this time.