Oprah Winfrey’s inspirational speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes was one of the night’s highlights, and had many hoping that it would be a launching pad for a potential presidential run in 2020.
While it seemed like wishful thinking by those caught up in the moment, a Winfrey-fronted ticket may not be as far-fetched as you may think.
Winfrey’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, wouldn’t rule out a future run. “It’s up to the people,” Graham told the L.A. Times. “She would absolutely do it.”
Eva Longoria, Keith Urban and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson all gushed over Winfrey’s speech as well — and many other Hollywood stars took to Twitter to voice their enthusiasm for the entertainment icon to enter politics.
Following the speech, the #Oprah2020 quickly became a talking point on Twitter.
“A very stable genius,” one user wrote with a photo of Winfrey giving her speech while mocking President Trump’s derided tweets from over the weekend.
People inspired by the speech reacted quickly and were hopeful that the first African-American woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award would take her talents to Washington, D.C.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 8, 2018
As I sit here in tears…I have never ever seen such a speech. @Oprah, my friend. Please run for President. This world needs more of THAT. WOW.
— Billy Gilman (@BillyGilman) January 8, 2018
So…. Oprah 2020! #GoldenGlobes
— aasif mandvi (@aasif) January 8, 2018
She’s running. A new day is on the way.
— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@leslieodomjr) January 8, 2018
— DanaCortez (@DanaCortez) January 8, 2018
OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!!!! #Oprah2020
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) January 8, 2018
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to power men hold. But their time is up!"
— National NOW (@NationalNOW) January 8, 2018
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 8, 2018
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) January 8, 2018
Dear Lord in heaven, please let this happen #Oprah2020
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) January 8, 2018
If we’re going to have a billionaire, she may as well be actually a billionaire and actually self made. #Oprah2020
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 8, 2018