Oprah Winfrey has delivered an inspiring and electrifying speech at the Golden Globe Awards and many people are expecting her to take part in the Presidential elections in 2020. Many people feel that she will serve as the correct antidote to the Present U.S. President, Donald Trump.
Winfrey is a popular actor and producer and she has been associated with the Hollywood industry for long. She is also the chief executive of the OWN television channel. She has stated that she has no plans as of now to be a part of the presidential election but two of her close friends have stated that she is considering the matter.
By going through the points mentioned below, you can get an idea about the pros and cons of Winfrey becoming the next U.S President.
What are the Pros?
Oprah Winfrey is celebrated as the woman who has power in her words. She belongs to an African-American origin and has a liberal mindset. She has vividly defended the press in her speech and she has the power to revolt against injustice. She is not afraid of voicing her failures and her career is beset with success stories. She stands up against racism and patriarchy and has the strength to fight it unlike most politicians.
It might just turn out that Winfrey has more political knowledge than many leaders. The Oprah Winfrey Foundation had built around sixty schools in thirteen countries. She possesses s signature piece of legislation, something that even Donald Trump does not have. The Oprah Winfrey Bill which is well-known as the National Child Protection Act had developed a national data base of all the accused child abusers. The bill was signed by Bill Clinton in 1993.
What are the Cons?
The major downside of Oprah contesting in the Presidential elections is that she has practically no political experience. Trump is severely criticized for having no expertise in the field of politics or understanding of public policies and it might be the same for Winfrey. The democrats do not find any requirement of charisma in presidential politics. It is quite difficult to find out candidates who are serious as well as charismatic. It is doubtful whether Oprah will be able to get the support of the Democrats.
Will Oprah contest in the Presidential elections in 2020? What are your views regarding the matter?