December 8th, 2007
11:43 AM ET
10 years ago

The 'Oprah-bama'

Watch CNN's Candy Crowley report on the three state weekend trip for Obama and Winfrey.

(CNN)–Democrat Barack Obama is banking on some star power this weekend. Actually, make that "super-star" power. The Queen of Daytime TV herself..Oprah Winfrey..will appear with Illinois Senator Barack Obama in three key states over the weekend.

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  1. Jimmy

    Oprah-bama Nice billing. We see where the meat is comming from. That would be first billing. Wonder just how far Senator Obama will be to Opraqh. Will she run the show from the Closet? Oprah for President? Who is running her? The medis got it right Oprah must be the canadate.

    December 9, 2007 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  2. Harry,manchester,NH

    A bad problem regrettable but necessary: we are getting a little paranoid about Mr. Obama.But deep down I am fine with him....

    December 9, 2007 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  3. Kay, LV, NV

    Thanks Josh in Key West. I went to the Trinity Church of Christ website to see it for myself and I'm stunned! I didn't realize he was a follower of such racist and separatist nonsense. I'm an independent who could have easily fallen into the brainwash to vote for that clown. Hallelujah, I've seen the light!

    December 9, 2007 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  4. Robert, Miami, Fl.

    Our election system is a joke! Elections MUST be based on a candidate's vision for America, NOT cash, NOT celebraties. Voting for "Any" candidate because "Another" person said to, is an injustice to all Americans! Study & Vote the issues, ignore all hype no matter who you support!

    December 9, 2007 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  5. dmw,roeland park, ks

    No matter what anyone says, it is true that Obama gets a free pass on his experience. No one yet has gone back to look at his background other than to say he is half black and half white and he offers HOPE. I heard the same things from Bush and look were we are now.

    What about not keeping his State Senate records. Sounds fishy, yet, no one in the media has looked into that. What about the church he belonged to that says support blacks above all else. If this were a white church with the same standard, all hell would break loose in the media.

    I do feel the media is not doing a fair assessment of Barack Obama as a person running for President. The man misses 80% of the U.S. Senate votes. He votes 'present' in the State Senate. He is a slick politician and has convinced folks who are not really looking at his record that he can make America great again. He is all show and Oprah will not be successful in convincing the majority of America that Obama is the agent of change. He hasn't done anything from what I have read except run as a Community Activist. PLEASE!!!

    December 9, 2007 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. tarpa160

    I wasn't aware that this election was a white or black thing.. the only reason she is there is she is black and a female. My only hope is this becomes another of Oprah's blunders!!!!!

    December 9, 2007 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. chris

    Whut? Nothing can stop you now, cause I just don't care any-more. Hey pig, yeah you.

    December 9, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Ralph, California

    Ms. Winfrey is looking for a black only America! She host black only events at her house, pays for schools in Africa and now Obama! Look at Obama's church and the complete seperatist teachings of Africa! I hope everyone wakes up before we have an all out civil war!

    December 9, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  9. TAS West Columbia, SC

    “At the end of the day it’s a choice among those of us who are running. And I think that most voters understand that.” (by Hillary Clinton, yesterday)

    Now if that isn't no(n)sense double-talk Hill-Speak, then I don't know what is…..

    And believe it or not, there ARE folks out there in the electorate, who actually would put someone who talks like this, in the Oval Office.

    I have always been a Democrat, but if SHE's the nominee, I may be looking elsewhere.

    Its NOT that she is female (my doctor and vet are both females). She is simply not qualified to make the Changes we need here in the US. Unless of course you believe that talking out of both sides of her mouth is a qualification…

    The only remote advantage I can see for HER being Pres, is to make sure that the liberals regain control of the Supreme Court.

    Conservatism is lost cause, but like Racism and the rampant use of guns in our society, it still rears its ugly head now and then.

    We -certainly- need to stamp out the conservatives, but NOT with Hillary. Edwards, Obama, Biden, or Richardson… Yes.

    Hillary NOT…

    TAS, one of many liberal Democrats in Columbia, SC.

    December 9, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  10. xtina chicago il

    I see many reasons why Obama and Oprah are both unsuited for leadership. The campaigning that Oprama is doing is telling people that they've been victimized and that government will change that. Nowhere in their campaigning do you hear praise for the men and women of our military; the soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coasties – those are the real heroes of the US – not a talk show host and a charismatic politician. I resent that Barack refuses to wear a flag pin and I'm going to tell all of my family who are involved in vererans' organizations that he won't wear a little flag; Barack also will not put his hand over his heart when the 'STAR SPANGLED BANNER' plays. Not that I had much love for Oprah or Obama before this , but they've gone down a notch after the flag/patriotism thing; and the fact that Oprah refuses to have other candidates with views that oppose hers and Obama's tells me she's into control /domination and using her "Super Star power" to squash the average person's viewpoint.

    p.s. While Obama and the Democrats are claiming climate change is also a big government issue, did Oprah fly to these places in her private jet or did she use commercial airlines?

    December 9, 2007 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  11. Tarpa

    I honestly think Oprah is in a life long search for someone or something she loves as much as herself!!! Give it up, you will never find it Oprah!!! As far as Barbara Steisand, she doesn't have the celebrity pull that this talk show host has. It WRONG to use her popularity to cloud the real political issues.. remember our countries leadership is on the line here, not who is more popular or charismatic!
    Oh and Oprah... who paid for those famous Pontiacs that you supposedly gave away and did took credit for, I hear they were donated by GM and the poor audiance was left with a tax bill. All for YOU to look good, yeah typical take credit while other are left to suffer the aftermath... hey reminds me of an election....

    December 10, 2007 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  12. dmw, roeland park,ks

    I saw this on another post from - Posted By Jeffim, Miami, Fl : December 8, 2007 11:44 pm. Jeff speaks about how Oprah once thought the war in Iraq was a good thing and tried to sell her audience on the war.

    youtube Oprah supports war The title is Oprah Winfrey's Contribution to the Rush to Iraq War.

    When I saw this I was surprised. All weekend long Oprah claimed Obama has such good judgement for being against the war in Iraq from the beginning. Apparently, Oprah has questionable judgement as well if this is her criteria. She at one time agreed that the Iraq War was needed as much of us did when we thought there were WMD. Stop throwing stones at Hillary when you live in a glass house yourself.

    December 10, 2007 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  13. G Cohoun, Hillsborough, North Carolina

    Operah's support for Obama is an emotional one and completly one sided. This rash move of her's will cost her everything. Now people will really come to know who this one sided person is, who based her support for Obama, just because she can relate to him emotionally. We need people to make their decision on facts and truth. I'm glad she is showimg her true self to the world unknowingly.

    December 12, 2007 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  14. Linda

    I heard that when Obama was swoken in the senate that he refuses to put his hand on a bible, instead a Koran was there any truth to that?

    January 5, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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