February 1st, 2008
06:30 PM ET
7 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

soundoff (191 Responses)
  1. From New Jersey

    MICHELLE + OPRAH + CAROLINE...........HALLELUJAH

    February 1, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  2. ARSENE

    GO OBAMA; GO OBAMA. THANK YOU OPRAH. THANK YOU KENNEDY

    February 1, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. Thrilled!

    This is excellent!! It is exactly what the doctor ordered and just in time for the SUPER TUESDAY face-off!
    Go-Bama!!! '08

    What's pathetic is that some folks here are starting to show their TRUE COLORS.

    February 1, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  4. Harold

    What ever it takes

    February 1, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  5. Watson, Louisiana

    IT'S WONDERFUL WHAT MONEY CAN BUY!!!!

    IF OBAMA WINS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION–I WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

    GO HILLARY!!

    February 1, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  6. Jeni

    I am boycotting Oprah. I think that she should have stayed out this race. I don't think that she should be trying to influence her viewers. Electing the president is too serious, and a lot of people will not think for themselves.

    February 1, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  7. Michelle

    I will never understand why women present themselves in a way that does such a disservice to their intellect and independence. Why should any woman (or man or African American or....) vote for anyone based on their gender or race or whatever. Oprah can and should support the candidate she feels will best represent the values she feels are most important. If that person happens to be Obama, what's the problem? Who are any of you to suggest otherwise?

    February 1, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  8. R.A.R.

    Obama can't win on his own substance due to the fact he has very little. No real clear explanations, a lot of studdering. While I admire Oprah's work she did for the girls school in Africa, I was discouraged when she said there was no need for it here. Didn't she look at the schools in SC, in Ca, even in her own state of IL. And now she thinks cause she comes here to Cali and speaks I'll vote for someone who's been running for President the majority of the time spent in the Senate...she's dilusional. I'm no longer a fan of her's and I don't care what she has to say.

    Go Home with Oprah Obama, Ca Luvs Hillary.

    February 1, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  9. JB

    Bilary supporters please stop hating.. Hilary has used Bill her whole campaign!!!! Obama is bringing this home, wow! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HER, CAROLINE, & MICHELLE.. This is too good to be true

    OOOOOOOOOOOOBAMA!!!! 08

    February 1, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  10. mike

    why everyone is surprise the fact that OPRAH is endorsing OBAMA??????? doesnt she have the right to do that, like everyone else?? everytime a black person endorsing him or vote for him everyone go like ohh b/c he is black come on ppl let everyone exercise there right atleast as the citizen of this great nation

    February 1, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  11. Toby Monte

    I am a white woman supporting Barack Obama because he is a man of integrity, brilliance, and vision. We have been offered a great gift in the person Barack Obama, and some of you cannot receive it because you don't like the color of the wrapping paper. Shame on you for being so ignorant!

    February 1, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  12. Asha, NJ

    HALLELUJAH
    MICHELLE + OPRAH + CAROLINE ………..What an equation!!!.....

    By the way, Bill Clinton was criticized NOT for the fact he was campaigning for his wife but FOR being nasty and disrespectful( putting in danger the future and image of the entire party)...so don't compare Oprah to Bill....

    February 1, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  13. Katie

    It's amazing how our true feeings coming to the surface. The anger against Senator Obama must be coming from some secret long suppressed place. Why can't you just support your candidate without tearing down the other. The true Democrats will rally around whoever makes it through the convention.

    This hypocricy over the endorsements is sickening –both candidates are going after the big name endorsements, evening holding press conferences to announce the event.

    We'd better wise up - anger is awfully close to hate – we can't afford either. What will you do with that anger after the primaries? Sit at home on in November - or worse yet vote for McCain?!?

    Katie – Oakland, CA

    February 1, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  14. Glenn, Cary, NC

    And now let's hear from the woman who gave you Dr. Phil....

    February 1, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  15. Shey

    I suspect that all these posts would turn around if Oprah was out stumping for Hillary. How about some intellectual honesty here. This sounds like high school type sour grapes.

    Really.....how many of you Clinton supporters would be screaming 'foul' if Caroline K. and Oprah were supporting her? Be honest now.

    February 1, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  16. Amy, Kazoo

    People need Oprah to tell them what to wear, where to shop, what to eat, what movies to see, what books to read, how to work out, and who to vote for. She's a terrific shepard for Obama's sheep.

    February 1, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  17. united for truth

    Oprah! We love you to death...

    February 1, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  18. veronica lynne

    Have you noticed that Obama needs all this HELP? Can't do it on his own I guess.
    What a loser.
    Can't wait til he goes away. He's nothing but a divider if you ask me, and those I know.

    February 1, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  19. jess

    TO ALL THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING THAT OBAMA NEEDS OPRAH,

    Huh?!? Um... Bill Clinton ring a bell with anyone. Who would Hillary be without her hopeful new co-president anyways???

    February 1, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  20. D.

    Go Hillary 08.

    Who care Oprah. I won't watch her show any more.

    February 1, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  21. Chris, Orlando, FL

    Oprah does so at her own peril. She received such a backlash from her viewers when she went out stumping for Obama last time... One can only conclude that she's got a masochistic streak in her. It's just so sad that Barack has to go trolling Oprah around the nation to get votes. Another indication that he can't garner them on the basis of his own merits. I think this is going to hurt more than it helps.

    February 1, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  22. we three

    why was my comment taken off

    February 1, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  23. Jim ( Independent )

    The west coast loves Obama , the States after Feb.5th are pretty much in Obama's column.

    Oprah , Caroline , Michelle are a pretty powerful combo.

    Make no mistake about it , Barack Obama is for real .

    February 1, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  24. Javier

    The only reason she is supporting him is not because he is the best candidate. It's simply because HE IS BLACK. Come on, we are not stupid. Bringing race back into the picture.

    I think all Hillary supporters should all boycott Oprah....Then she really will get the message. Should Obama win the nomination, McCain will get my vote. My vote and many friends and families votes as well.

    HILLARY 08

    February 1, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  25. Lee, York Pa

    All I can say is why?
    Oprah needs to stick with her book club crying daytime hour of crap !
    and Bill gets criticised for stomping for Hillary?
    anyway....
    HILLARY 08

    February 1, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
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