February 1st, 2008
06:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Oprah back on the trail

Oprah last campaigned for Obama in early December.
Oprah last campaigned for Obama in early December.

(CNN) - Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is set to headline a Barack Obama event in Los Angeles Sunday, two days before Democrats in California and 21 other states head to the polls.

The event will mark Winfrey's return to the campaign trail two months after the media mogul stumped for the Illinois senator in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, drawing record-breaking crowds and heavy media coverage.

Obama's wife Michelle and Caroline Kennedy will also attend the event, though the Illinois senator himself is scheduled to be in Delaware that day.

– CNN's Chris Welch contributed to this report

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  1. Shiiru

    Thanks to Ophrah and the Kennedys. God appoints someone to bridge the gap at a time of need.Go Obama 08!!!

    February 3, 2008 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  2. Yes We Can and Will

    Oprah was near the top of the most powerful women in America in recent years. I dont watch her show but her character has earned my respect from when she is in the news. This is probably the Obama campaign's response to Hillary buying an hour on the estrogen channel.

    GO OBAMA!!!!!

    February 3, 2008 02:05 am at 2:05 am |
  3. Tetta Juan

    Bad, bad; bad, bad, bad OPHRAH is back, please advise Obama not be so arrogant he haven't won yet.

    February 3, 2008 03:56 am at 3:56 am |
  4. Texas Democrat

    While Obama was visiting that poor school in SC that rattled next to the rail road tracks built in the 1800’s, and is in such disarray...Where was his friend Oprah that spent $40 MILLION in Africa FOR ONE SCHOOL?

    Why are Obama and Oprah depending on the youth vote when Oprah clearly stated "the reason I don't help the American kids is because they already have too much. The only things they are interested in are sneakers and i-pods, and they don‘t appreciate anything!"

    Obama is also so quick to say Hillary for not having correct judgement. How about Oprahs judgment about James Frye? Nobody is perfect, and Obama and Oprah should really knock off their holier than thou, I can do everything better attitude.

    BTW...Renee Va, The Obama FOLLOWERS ARE WAY MORE NEGETIVE, DIVISIVE, AND DISRESPECTFUL THAN ANY POLITICAL SUPPORTERS OF ALL OF THE CANDIDATES COMBINED.

    February 3, 2008 04:26 am at 4:26 am |
  5. Di

    RIGHT ON Texas Democrat, That is exactly what Oprah said about our American Children!!!!

    February 3, 2008 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  6. Alecki

    Oprah representing Obama is rediculous.
    Elvis might represent the Clintons.
    Who cares about their opinions.

    Obama has Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Oprah and and Snoop Dog and ....
    Caroline and Ted.

    Please stop with the Obama endorsements and report health care policies and the war in Iraq.

    Thanks.

    February 3, 2008 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  7. Jan

    Michelle is not savy enough for the white house, did anyone watch her interview, not to intelligent just a lot of reading of the q cards.
    You people are fooling yourselves to think that people will be swayed by the entertainment world. Oprah does throw the race card back into the center of the ring.

    February 3, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  8. ED

    So Oprah is again trying to buy an election and Obama is the means. Does'nt say much for Obama 's high horse about integrity. Just seems to be another typical type Chicago political adventure. Adventure YES honesty NO

    February 3, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  9. Douadavid

    Obama 's qualification for VP is questionable. How can he be a president? It's ok to be the president of opah's new network.

    February 3, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  10. Jan

    The New Ticket Winfrey/Obama what a pair....Just watch Clinton is going to win and Obama will be doing interveiws on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

    February 3, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  11. Marsha

    Nope, no respect for Oprah anymore.

    February 3, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  12. charlotte

    I hope Super Tuesday hands OPHAMA a resounding "NO YOU CAN'T"

    February 3, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  13. lw

    Obama has complained about 2 (Clinton's) against 1. I haven't heard Hillary complaining about Ted or Oprah.

    February 3, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  14. Deb - IL

    For those who say Oprah, and others, aren't supporting Barack Obama because he is black, do you think she would be doing exactly what she is now if he were doing the identical campaign he is now, was white, and from downstate Illinois? Do you think Caroline and Ted Kennedy would be knocking themselves out for a junior senator from Illinois with 2 years national legislative experience and a record of 133 "present" votes, and with the ties to Rezco that he has had. I honestly don't think so. He probably wouldn't even have made it past Iowa. It's just terrible how they have painted the Clinton's campaign when the Obama campaign is just bubbling with hyprocisy for those voters with an objective mind who can see it. Another point, CNN and the other news networks always seem to post articles when Sen. Obama's poll numbers seem to be advantageous, but I don't see a lot of poll numbers when Hillary's are better. Just a little reality check.....

    February 3, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  15. charlotte

    Why is Sen. Clair McCaskill with Oprah instead of Obama? She's been sticking to him like glue. She is in almost every picture of him, even on his plane. Oh, I know, they needed white women as an offset. Wonder what position in his cabinet she hoping to get.

    February 4, 2008 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  16. Koss

    I am disappointed that Stars are getting into politics. Let the real people with so much to loose like health Care, mortgages, paying for child tuition to vote for the qualifying canidate. Please do base your vote on who the stars pick.

    February 5, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
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