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. Lisa in Ohio

    Say what you want about Clinton supporters, but our votes will be needed in the general election to help Obama. I wouldn't be so quick to attack other democrats. Let us have our time too. Obama supporters should really stop all the gloating.

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  2. Eric G

    and why would anybody meet with Ahmadinejad anyway? He is not the leader of any country.. he is just another hate monger.. we have thousands just like him here in California alone.. he means nothing

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  3. Susan CA

    Everyone needs to step back and let cooler heads prevail. We need to be united in our support of the democratic nominee and not let the issues of the past cloud our judgement. not sure how you all are going to get 18mm people to write in Hillary – forget Oprah she is on the downhill slide and most of us don't care what she does, let alone what she thinks. Do what is right for our country and 4 more years of the same is not right. I supported Hillary and still do, but I see we need to look forward and vote for our candidate duly elected by the party

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  4. spencer

    Screw Oprah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never watch her show again..................

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. Casey

    It aint over til "thunder thighs" dances?

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. Gringo

    Oprah... what an elitist jerk. May your ratings continue to drop.

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  7. Venus

    Dance all day and all night long Oprah! I did! For a few days it's party time!

    Thank you America!

    Go Bam!

    June 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  8. Soo sad

    If you are a true democrat or independent...you can care less what supporters say...it is what the candidates have said. So vote for dem or get a republilcan. Stop the you need me....so treat me nice mentality. That is so not american.

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  9. sdn

    Hillary supporters-

    All of you saying you had better be nice IF you want my vote, well many of you are and were just as nasty as the opposing group. We all want to win but NOBODY regardless of who they support or plan to support is going to kiss your behinds. If that's the case, then this Obama supporter would rather you give your vote(s) to charity before I pucker up. If we won't a Democrat in the WH it's time we all realize our mistakes and play nice TOGETHER. If not then so be it.

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. Brian

    Not so fast Oprah......
    Lets see how fast you can cut the rug come November...

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  11. obama

    if u don;t like obama u can go to hell. he is gonna win in november and change america no matter waht happen. OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. M from Savannah

    I have said this before that we have to think about our actions.There is no need to be disrespectful to Senator Clinton.Remember Senator Clinton's positions are very similar to Senator Obama and Sen McCain has morphed into someone more like George Bush.The maverick is now morethe person towing the party line.John McCain said he would appoint people like John Roberts and Sam Alito.Sen Obama talks about Ginsburg and Souter.If the HRC supporters vote for JMC then they are voting for a George Bush like candidate who will overturn Roe V Wade.I know that you don't want that.

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. James

    I will not vote for Barrack, the from-no-where guy . He got the nomination just because he is black .
    You guys know what is in nthis guy mind . Just look at his close friends .
    McCain 08 .

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  14. c

    way to go hilary supporters! because of your aspirations and strong commen dreams the democratic party has become stronger than ever and is ready for the final showdown mccain...There has to be change and the kind of change mccain is about is just a change of leadership toward the same failed direction..go barack08

    June 4, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  15. pauly

    Regarding, individuals and supporters of Obama being rude. I think many Hillary supporters are delusional. Mrs. Clinton has repeatedly attacked Obama and has been very vindictive. He has extended an olive branch and has tried to pacify her numerous times.
    For example, Obama did not fight the delegate count for Michigan, praised her during his last speech, called her and she never acknowledged his winning moment.
    Only a priveleged and entitled woman would think IT IS HER MOMENT and ABOUT HER.
    It is not about her. She is trying to use her leverage with her 18 million votes. She does need people meaning Obama. What will she do now? DISAPPEAR
    By the way, I was a Clinton supporter until she showed her true colors.

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. Denise

    I'm very happy for Obama!! I just hope that Clinton supporters will realize this isn't a popularity contest. It's about what's best for the country. How some Clinton supporters can say they would vote McCain over Obama if he doesn't pick her for VP is just CRAZY!!! The last thing this country needs is 4 more years of Bush like leadership! Hillary Clinton, do the right thing and help unit the Democratic Party! We should all have the same goal here. Hopefully Oprah's influence will help.

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  17. Andrea E-Atlanta

    B-NYC,
    I know that you are a bitter person that's why you didn't list your full name. First of all, you have got some nerve talking about Senator Obama better show some respect. Did you miss all of the news on yesterday? He is the nominee. If anyone has been disrepectful its been Senator Clinton. Even her supporters are now coming out against her. But I suppose you would think that she wasn't doing anything wrong. Yes, HRC got 18 million votes, that is a great accomplishment but Senator Obama received 17 million. And btw, there aren't 18 million people out there saying that they won't vote for Obama. Just a few of you women that think that the world owes you something because you are a women. Please give me a break. We fight to have equal rights then when we get it, we say that people need to treat us differently because we're women. How hypocritical is that?

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  18. AVERY JEFFERSON

    Clinton supporters have forgot what they are voting for. I mean to purposely vote for the wrong person because of spit is pure evil. The difference between us Obama supporters is we would vote for Hillary if she won. She didn't win accept it.

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  19. Mai

    Senator Clinton should turn her back on the corrupt DNC committee, the Obama campaign and supporters. They are all trash. They broke the rules and the laws of our land so a socialist/marxist/communist could be a candidate. They are a cancer on the face of America.

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  20. Anne

    Dear Hillary Supporters...

    If you can support who you want, why can't Oprah....
    If you don't like the supposed influence in this election, then why are you trying to influence others to support McCain?
    If you recognize supposed gender bias, then why don't you recognize racial bias?
    If you don't think you need us, then why do you think we need you?
    If you don't think Hillary lost and Obama won fair and square, then please go take your medication...

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  21. Former Republican

    NEVEROBAMA wrote:
    June 4th, 2008 8:21 pm ET
    Oprah can go to hell.
    i will never watch her again!! Yes Obama needed her money to get recongnized.

    It is people like you who the republicans rely on. You have no real loyalty!
    At lest I’m switching party for a REAL Reason. You will vote for a man who plans on
    Allowing more American to die in a war that we don’t belong in… what is wrong with you and the rest of the bitter Hillary people…. You make you party look very bad, but that is ok because as a former republican we will show all you sell out how it is done. Im a 38 yr white woman I would really like to know why do you really dislike Obama…..

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  22. McCain for 2008

    Dance the day away and dance the night too. Dance all you want too but I believe Obama doesn't have the experience to be the president.

    He is a quitter. First he quit his minister, then his church then his flag and then his job as Senator. Who wants a quitter?

    So go ahead and dance all the time, while McCain is out looking for votes.

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  23. Amy

    I am estatic that Obama won the democratic nomination! He wants to bring about change in America and the White House, especially at this crucial time in society. He is the hope and change we can believe in for real! YES WE CAN and JUST DID!!!! I can't wait for the debates between Obama and McCain! Bring it!!!! BTW, Oprah is GREAT! People need to stop hating on all her accomplishments and the good she does in the world. How about everyone who calls themselves citizens of this country get up and do something with yourselves instead of bashing someone who has brought about so much change to this country and the world.

    Thanks!

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  24. Marguerite Dixon

    Selecting Hiliary Clinton for the Vice-President post would be unwise for reasons other than those stated here. Security–especially for Obama–has been viewed by some as a real problem. Hiliary's comment re: Robert Kennedy raised conjecture and some wonderment at what this comment might suggest to some malicious
    person(s).

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  25. Total Northern California Democrat for Obama

    Yes, dance away! We are with you 1000%. Can't wait to proudly say that the President of the United States is Barack Obama!

    HAPPY DAYS! finally.

    June 4, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
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