Oprah for President?

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Oprah for President?

Post by chaggle » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:31 pm

Is there any possibility?

Many sceptics would have problems with her.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey

We sort of forgive presidents and prime ministers for having religious beliefs - we don't have much option - they nearly all say they have Christian beliefs.

Would we forgive her a bit of woo if she unseated Trump?
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:23 pm

chaggle wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:31 pm

Would we forgive her a bit of woo if she unseated Trump?
Choices, choices..... :sic

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Matt » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:50 pm

The problem isn't that Donald Trump is a blowhard without the least experience or ability to do the job, but that a sufficient number of people didn't care and so wanted such a person running their country.

Oprah for president would simply be another symptom of the same disease. She has a clear edge on the Don in being a self made woman of colour in a white mans world rather than inheriting her wealth but I've I'm not seeing any background in politics, that would qualify her for the highest office.

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:57 pm

The minimum I would hope for in any national leader is someone who makes evidence-based decisions, but sadly that seems to be unfashionable today.

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by chaggle » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm

Matt wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:50 pm
The problem isn't that Donald Trump is a blowhard without the least experience or ability to do the job, but that a sufficient number of people didn't care and so wanted such a person running their country.

Oprah for president would simply be another symptom of the same disease. She has a clear edge on the Don in being a self made woman of colour in a white mans world rather than inheriting her wealth but I've I'm not seeing any background in politics, that would qualify her for the highest office.
Piers Morgan and Susanna nearly pissed themselves this morning when Sean Spicer said the same thing about her while trying to defend Trump.

Raygun was the same. It seems America doesn't think it needs a politician in the top job.
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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Tony.Williams » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:26 am

chaggle wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm

Raygun was the same.
Reagan served two terms as Governor of California before becoming president. With a population of 40 million (compared with 60+ million in the UK) and a GDP of $2.448 trillion (compared with $2.619 trillion) it's not a small job.

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Matt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:03 am

Reagan's background was quite solid. But in the foreground was a second term marked by the onset of Alzheimer's Or maybe I'm basing my opinion of him on his portrayal in Spitting Image.

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Tony.Williams » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:09 pm

Hard to imagine what Spitting Image would have done with Trump. I mean, he's almost beyond satire.

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by chaggle » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:40 pm

Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:26 am
chaggle wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm

Raygun was the same.
Reagan served two terms as Governor of California before becoming president. With a population of 40 million (compared with 60+ million in the UK) and a GDP of $2.448 trillion (compared with $2.619 trillion) it's not a small job.
Forgot that.
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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Matt » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 am

Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Hard to imagine what Spitting Image would have done with Trump. I mean, he's almost beyond satire.
Imagine no longer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... t-unveiled

Here's hoping for the reboot they mentioned to come to fruition.

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Re: Oprah for President?

Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:58 pm

Matt wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 am
Tony.Williams wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Hard to imagine what Spitting Image would have done with Trump. I mean, he's almost beyond satire.
Imagine no longer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... t-unveiled

Here's hoping for the reboot they mentioned to come to fruition.
I think that flatters him :shock:

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