Since Oprah's impassioned speech at Sunday's Golden Globes the craze has been unstoppable! The rumors have circulated for years that Ms. Winfrey could one day run for the job but thanks to her rallying cry while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award the rumors may be crystalizing towards reality.
Though there is one person an Oprah campaign might make nervous.
Streep visited Ellen alongside co-star Tom Hanks to discuss their film, "The Post." Naturally the topic of Oprah came up and Meryl's reaction to an Oprah ticket?
“Where do I send the check?”
The three time Oscar winner went onto discuss the hope Oprah's speech and the possibility of a Winfrey administration brings.
“You realize how we thirst for that. We really want that kind of elevated, aspirational, can-do, optimistic attachment to the principals of our country.”
The social media buzz for this has been frenzied.
Make it out to O. “Make me my next billion” Winfrey— Courage, mon brave (@CoffeeandCave) January 9, 2018
Unlike Trump, Oprah really *could* finance her own campaign— AKSARBENT (I'm like weawy smart) (@aksarbent) January 9, 2018
After Trump, Lassie would do a good job as a a celebrity President.— Michael Fricker (@M_S_Fricker) January 9, 2018
Meryl and Oprah, I admire you both. However, I think Your love for decency and right would be better used if you advocated and supported a presidential candidate who was a politician of the common people.— Suzie Beth (@Suziebeth22) January 9, 2018
Why not? She has almost all the qualifications for being our Head of State, except political experience. But given the derelict behavior of the current incumbent, she has exhibited the one compensating element he does not have: temperament— Craig Pilant (@Prof_Pilant) January 9, 2018
Trumpanzees seem afraid of REAL competition from a REAL self-made billionaire....one not given leg-up from a rich daddy!— Beyond The Spectrum (@BeyondSpectrum) January 9, 2018
She should have Obama, Michelle or Barack, as her Vice President!— Mike (@vengence247365) January 9, 2018
Oprah still has time to decide. Perhaps Meryl might be considering a spot on the ticket. Meryl's final thoughts on Oprah's chances of running while chatting with The Washington Post :
“She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.”