CNN commentator and former Hillary Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon raved about the possibility of having Oprah Winfrey run as a Democrat against President Donald Trump in 2020.
“Don’t you think if she entered the race she would jump to the top of the heap?” asked CNN anchor Jake Tapper.
“I do. I have no idea if she’s going to run. I don’t know what her position is on most policy issues. I certainly don’t think that the party needs to lurch for some celebrity answer to Donald Trump. We don’t need Oprah. If she got into the race, would she be a huge force to be reckoned with, perhaps even the favorite? Absolutely. I think it would be electric,” said Fallon, who is also a senior adviser to Democratic super PAC Priorities USA.
“I think there are a lot of wise people in Washington scoffing at this and talking about, hey, the public usually likes somebody who is different than the previous president, so Democratic primary voters are not going to want for a celebrity to answer a celebrity in Donald Trump. I think that does a disservice to Oprah,” Fallon continued. (RELATED: The Future Of Politics Could Look Like The Golden Globes)
“You can be a celebrity and be famous before entering politics without being Donald Trump. She is somebody over 30 years has demonstrated an ability to uniquely inspire people, relate to people, she showed an intellectual curiosity that Donald Trump just doesn’t possess, a big-heartedness, that I think would make her a very appealing candidate if she decided to run,” Fallon said.
“Wow, Oprah, I think I found your campaign spokesman,” Tapper replied.