I think this is going to be a serious problem for the remainder of our democracy; we seem to only want celebrities, CEOs, or exciting new "fire-brands" for president. Calling someone a "politician" in a presidential debate is considered to be levying an insult rather than acknowledging a basic qualification.[/QUOTE]Why shouldn't people be wary of politicians? They appear to be the best liars and for the ones with political relationships, also have the benefit of others standing up for them, regardless of what's true or not about them.Rome;683977 wrote:Oprah doesn't have political experience. She had some good qualities. She could perhaps do well in Congress, but she is not adequately prepared for all the responsibilities of the Oval Office.
I want to be able to know something about the people running for office. I'd like public scrutiny and the advantage of what competitors and media have to say. The more the merrier.
Trump has benefited from the spotlight because of the fact that he's not afraid of allowing the chips to fall where they may. There's nothing hidden about Trump, the issue is that much of it didn't matter enough to enough people to keep him out of office. That's because of the fact that enough people weighed his reputation against his tenacious personality and compromised or whatever it is they did to vote for him.
Oprah Winfrey is smart, experienced in business and large organizations, she's a calm presence, level-headed, giving, yet successful. Those are qualities that a lot of people would like to possess and would in turn vote for, IMO.
She's also a god believer, and that's a negative, but something I'd compromise on in light of everything above.