June 5th, 2008
06:47 AM ET
7 years ago

Oprah 'doing the happy dance' over Obama win

Oprah hit the trail for Obama during the primary season.
Oprah hit the trail for Obama during the primary season.

(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey is ecstatic over Barack Obama’s apparent victory in this year’s Democratic presidential race.

"I'm euphoric, I've been doing the happy dance all day,” she said in a statement released Wednesday I'm so proud of Barack and Michelle and what this means for all of us, the new possibilities for our country.”

The talk show host, who campaigned for Obama in several key early primary states, added: “And if he wants me to, I'm ready to go door to door."

soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. Geri

    I think Oprah should donate several million dollars to the poor, homeless, and hungry people in the United States. I dont really care what she does but her money is something she brags about so she should do the right thing with it. By the way Obama supporters let it go...Clinton knows she is not the nominee but you all have been so nasty thru this whole campaign. Get a life and quit taking nasty lessons from Michelle.

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    "B – NYC June 4th, 2008 8:14 pm ET

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    With due respects to Senator Obama for running a good campaign, despite needing four times the money and the title of "media darling" to win.

    His supporters need to realize a few things… They have been rude and disrespectful to Senator Clinton therefore, rude to her supporters… What they are failing to realize is that HE NEEDS HER, SHE DOES NOT NEED HIM and we will NOT support him, which means, he will in fact not have enough votes to win in November…

    I would start being a bit respectful if I were you…

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    B – NYC June 4th, 2008 8:17 pm ET

    Paul – Seattle… He will NOT get our vote… He has done nothing for our country, nothing for his state and has no experience… We will respect her by writing her name in.

    Obama supporters have been so disrespectful and rude and that sir, is a slap in the face to us, the supporter.
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    B – NYC June 4th, 2008 8:20 pm ET

    Dance at this…
    No votes from Clinton supporters… You treated her like crap and the Democratic Party was corrupted and unfair… Our votes did NOT count.

    Dance away…"
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    HRC was more disrespectful to Obama after she lost after 2-5-08 when she did not become the nomenee and started to throw the kitchen sink at him. Yes, it would have been historic for her to have won the nomination and if only she would have planned for after 2-5-08, she would have won...Obama just ran a better campaign from the beginning, period.
    People like you, B-NYC, just make the women's image look like sore loosers and whiners and if the Hillary supporters want to vote for McCain, you are putting what has been fought for back to the roaring 20s, our voting rights, women's right to choose, etc, etc. I am a white 61 year old woman and am proud to vote for our first African/white American. God bless these United States.

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  3. Sarah - Obama supporter from day zero.

    To Obama Supporters:
    Whether you admit it or not, Clinton supporters are the hottest thing in the country right now. You gotta treat them with dignity and respect and you gotta keep trying, even if they slap you on the face at first attempt.

    To Clinton supporters:
    There will always be some obnoxious Obamanites who do not reflect the character of the man who would be our next President. Please ignore and keep your eyes on the prize.

    Thank You. Let the healing begin.

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  4. CJ

    Good for her

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  5. scott

    Clinton as vp Yes and it is in the easy math.
    Obama people will still vote for obama if she is vp even if they don't like it. vote loss = 0
    Clinton people will not vote for Mcane if she is on obama's ticket. They want her to be around and still in the spot light, a real Hilliary fan will not turn there back on her and will likely vote for Obama even if they don't like it. Vote loss to Mcane = 0

    0 vote loss = + – 36 million votes. 36million votes = WIN!
    will not matter if people are a little bitter about the pair up because it will not change the vote.

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. scat398

    b in NYC

    you have no concept of reality. Obama supporters have been more than respectful to a candidate that has shown little to no respect for the future of the democratic party. Hillary supporters continue to show their lack of grace by actually voting for a president who will kill more of our young men and women and bankrupt our nation instead of supporting their beliefs. So I'm sorry who is being disrespectful?

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  7. S. Braide, from NIGERIA

    The dream ticket ?
    OBAMA / KENNEDY
    Barack please pick Caroline for your VP.
    This is a change not only America will appreciate, but the World.

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  8. Josh

    Oh God! Please take Oprah away!!! I bet she's the one who funded the majority of the Obama campaign. Oprah needs to do what would be best for someone of her stature and BUTT OUT OF POLITICS!!! Obama's supporters are all the same...an oligarchy of rich folks running the country. Typical typical....this Hispanic, 20 yr. old is voting for McCain!

    AS A STRONG DEMOCRAT, I WILL ALWAYS BE LOYAL TO SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, WHO SHOULD BE THE DEM. NOMINEE!

    June 4, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
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