June 5th, 2008
06:47 AM ET
12 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. Paul - Seattle

    Hillary supporters need to be careful with their votes come November. Voting for McCain will be a slap in Hillary's face because it will go against everything she stood for in this campaign. Similarly, if they choose to write Hillary in, and Obama loses a close race, she will go down in history as the Ralph Nader of the 2008 election, and she will be remembered for potentially keeping the first African American from becoming president. In either case she will be remembered by history as a candidate that put herself before the party and helped the Republicans keep the presidency after 8 years of the WORST administration in history.

    I understand the emotion, she ran a tough campaign and she was a great candidate. But it's time to think with our heads and not our hearts. A McCain presidency could mean the end of Roe v. Wade, a continuation of an unjust war in Iraq, and continued damage to the long term health of our economy and our country. Please consider the issues when you vote, not just the candidates.

    OBAMA '08!!!

    June 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. B - NYC

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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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    June 4, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. Bob from FL

    Hillary supporters do not betray your candidate, stab her in the back and go against her saying that we must do everything to make sure republicans lose. This is our time, This is America's time to shine and, whether you call those advocacies of our candidate, speeches of hope and progress, or shams of false change you are a democrat and you agree with Hillary's issues and Obamas. As Democrats we as a nation united must rise up and transcend the negativity that has terribly affected the race for the highest position in the world and we must join, hand in hand to cast our votes TOGETHER for that candidate which best represents us. Thank you and god bless you

    OBAMA/HILLARY 08/12

    June 4, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. Brett from Austin, TX

    She needs to dance MUCH MORE...she got fat again.

    😦

    June 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Craig

    NEVER A TRUER WORD(S) PAUL

    June 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. An Independent Hillary

    Shut up Oprah! I'm tired of elistist like you telling everyone who to vote for. I use to respect you.

    June 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Brett from Austin, TX

    Also, if you want Clinton supporters to back Obama, then start being a little nicer AND STOP DENEGRATING OUR CANDIDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. Sandy

    I'm sure someone cares what a talk show hostess thinks–but it's not me.

    Why I'm not doing the happy dance–it looks like the THIRD most qualified candidate may become our next president.

    June 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  9. rachel

    And all clinton supporter put on their shocked faces that Oprah is happy. Everyone worried about Hillary back in the white house, Oprah is the one I wouldnt want that close to the president of the US her and her new church, I will pray.

    POST.

    June 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  10. MK ULTRA

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    All you embittered Clintonites are pathetic! Enough with your day late dollar short threats already! Go on and vote for McCain I dare you! All this "he needs her more than she needs him" is such a joke. Is that so? Then why did your horse lose? Oh right that vast conspiracy? Only left wing this time?? Give me a break, Obama does not need her, please have fun throwing your vote away on McCain, and PRESIDENT OBAMA will see you in 2009 🙂

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    June 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. Brett from Austin, TX

    Also, we don't care about denying "the first African-American" the nomination. Obama supporters need to come back down to reality: Clinton supporters are 18 million strong, enough to sway an entire general election...

    June 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  12. B - NYC

    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.

    June 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  13. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    Democrats UNITE in order to beat McCain and take back our White House!

    NO more Bush policies
    NO more WAR

    DEMOCRATS lets work together for the good of America!

    June 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  14. Cameron

    You would think Oprah would of learned from her last endorsement of Obama; her ratings will go down another 7 points or more after her little dance, but when your involved with Chicago politics, like Oprah, she'll get the money back somehow. Obama just needs to find another Resko to funnel Oprah some money for her losses.

    June 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  15. NC Attorney 4 Obama

    Amen!! I could not have said it better Paul....this is the time when we can truly begin to create a new nation or we can continue along the same track. I really hope that the democrats will vote according to the policies that are near and dear to their hearts and not vote based on the particular candidate.

    June 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  16. Clinton: not now, not ever

    Free at last, free at least, thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

    June 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. Debby

    Oh YUK can't stand Oprah.

    June 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  18. S. Holt

    I am doing the happy dance, too, Ms. O. God Bless America and God bless Obama. Yes, Hillary was a tough candidate and she broke ground for all women. But by her not conceeding graciously and having to be told to stop, get out, and not recognizing his win, she has done a disservice to all women. The end of the clinton era and the beginning of a unified democratic party for all the people.

    June 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  19. seah

    Her money paid off.

    Now Black liberation is one step closer.

    June 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  20. Candace

    Personal attacks not necessary. Let's just look to the future of our country.

    Obama 08

    June 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  21. Margeaux

    Oh brother, I wonder what spot the great Oprah will get in the government. People in this country need to idealize someone, but I wish they could do better than idealize a talk show host and a one term senator. But, I guess I am racist for saying that right? Whatever...

    Brett from Austin, LOL

    June 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  22. Billiam the Kid

    Haha!!!!! Yes....Let's all go door to door!!!!!!

    June 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  23. Michelle, Baltimore

    Bravo Oprah.....now the fun begins. I am willing to go door-to-door also to make sure that McCain does not get into the White House in January.

    June 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  24. B - NYC

    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...

    June 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  25. REPUB OF LA.

    WHO CARES?

    June 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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