Even with the long, exhausting, drawn out election cycle that dominated the news since 2015, Stephen Colbert couldn’t help bringing more politics into the mix with Oprah Winfrey.
Described as one of the most influential women in the world, it’s obvious Oprah has always had a prominent affect on the election. President Barack Obama was her first openly endorsed candidate in the 2008 presidential election, and the Obamas and Oprah have been close every since. So close, that Oprah gave Michelle’s white house exit interview.
With the exit of President Obama and his family from the white house in the coming weeks, people are already looking to the future, four years into the future to be exact, where they hope another Obama might be running for president. “Is there any chance she (Michelle) might run for office?” Colbert asked, innocently enough, to which Oprah exclaimed: “Ne-ver!”
But, there’s still hope. America has always secretly wondered around election time if this would be the year that Oprah Winfrey announced her candidacy. It makes sense-She’s smart, funny, successful, universally loved, and has a massive loyal following. Colbert inquired, on behalf of America, if 2020 would be the year of Oprah. “Is there any other charismatic African American women that both sides of the political aisle really love?” to which Oprah again exclaimed, “Ne-ver!” Hope is gone.