Friday, September 05, 2008

This is why Talk Show Hosts Typically Don't Endorse Candidates...

So it seems that women everywhere are fawning over McCain's newly-minted running mate... except for Oprah. She apparently doesn't want Palin on the show. It's her show. She can do what she wants. But given the people I've talked to who are fans of Oprah, Oprah could face some serious backlash from snubbing Palin. I stand by my "meh" assessment of Palin as VP material but now even my Grandmother, who has never in her life voted for a Republican (she even voted for Mondale), is planning on voting McCain/Palin this November. I hate to break this to Oprah but it's the Oprah crowd that is so in love with Palin. Oprah would be wise to get over her political leanings and go with the flow on this one. You don't tick off the Oprah crowd. That could get ugly.

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I bet Hoprah will alienate some women fans of hers. They will be even more open to checking out Palin. Oprah doesn't want Palin on her show because she is afraid Palin might sway some of her viewers away from Obama. Oprah is afraid of hurting Obama's chances, she knows he has a tough fight with Palin on the ticket.

Too be fair though, she had Obama on before he was running, when his books came out. To have Palin on now that she's running would mean Oprah would really have to have Obama on now too. But then she probably would be accused of breaking some campaign finance laws or something.
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never promote a woman

who's a conservative
she's just might beat your man

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patsbrother said...

Regardless whether you agree with Ms. Winfrey's position on this year's election, calling her names is in bad taste.

An independent businesswoman has refused to associate the business that bears her name with a politician. Such action is not cause for vulgarity.