Oprah sits down with Romneys
July 14th, 2012
07:50 PM ET
9 years ago

Oprah sits down with Romneys

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down to chat with a big supporter of his opponent, President Barack Obama, this weekend: media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey interviewed the former Massachusetts governor and his wife, Ann Romney, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, a campaign source confirmed. The interview was not on camera and is slated to run in Winfrey's "O Magazine."

A reporter for The New York Times first tweeted the story.

Winfrey was a fervent, vocal supporter of Obama's in 2008, and campaigned alongside the then-senator.

In January, Winfrey told CNN she was still "100%" behind Obama. She reiterated that support in April, but told CBS News she was focused on running her cable network and would not be "out there" campaigning for the president.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Oprah Winfrey
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. aMom

    Her politically correct cable network is faltering. When given the choice between the loser Obamas and the Romneys, Oprah chose the winners. She is a smart business woman who made some bad political choices 4 years ago.

    July 15, 2012 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  2. fred37ify

    After the way Barracks wife treated her – I'm suprised Oprah still supports him ! Must be a black thing !

    July 15, 2012 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  3. King

    I hope Oprah refuse all the money big corporations will push her way, t ask Romney soft ball questions: first question ; why are you so eager to push NAFTA all over the globe when the NAFTA Clinton signed saw a plathora of jobs leaving our cointry to those countries for cheap labor, next question ; why would you vacuum all the money from our economy and give to the rich, when for the past 10 years the money is not coming back down to the people ; but because of a global market the money going to cheap labor countries that are manufacturing American
    goods, next why are you giving companies tax cuts to outsource American jobs, and finally why are you not releasing more than a couple of years of tax returns ; are you hiding something?

    July 15, 2012 04:51 am at 4:51 am |
  4. guest

    she should be out there campaigning...otherwise she will loose her credibility should Romney get elected. Also the race is in the states ... She has money to contribute and should be proud to announce it like Bill Maher. I will loose a lot of respect for her.

    July 15, 2012 05:18 am at 5:18 am |
  5. sbssue1

    Oprah stepped out and made her money, took it to foreign country; is that different???? She should have nothing but respect for Mitt and his wife. She too should know that Condi would make an excellent VP. I sincerely hope Oprah steps up and does the right thing for our country. We are in a sad state of afairs.

    July 15, 2012 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  6. liberal disease

    that's because she voting for Mitt, even she has had enough of Obummer

    July 15, 2012 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  7. liberal disease

    just 2 Rich people talking< expect she is not villified for her fortunes by team Obama, her money is some how purer than Mitts,Libs are such fools!!

    July 15, 2012 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  8. Greenspam

    When Oprah tried to ask Rmoney a tough question about his record on Bain Capital, Rmoney immediately demanded to see Oprah's birth certificate and said that if she could ask him, he would ask her too.

    July 15, 2012 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  9. Sarah/Dumfries,VA

    Oprah is still a big Obama supporter & she will never be behind dishonest Romney,America still waiting on his tax papers

    July 15, 2012 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  10. Lucky18

    Interesting, it was not on camera!

    July 15, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  11. VoteHimOut

    Do you think Obama is man enough to be interview by O'Reily?

    July 15, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  12. steve

    She won't be out campaigning for Obama because Michelle and Valerie Jarrett have shunned her.

    July 15, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
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