December 09, 2007

The Big O

Oprah Winfrey, who, if she was a country would have a GDP larger than that of Belgium, has taken on a new project. Using her marketing juggernaut, which already made James Frey a best-selling author and Doctor Phil the most trusted man in all the land, Oprah has now decided to make Barack Obama the next President of Earth.

Winfrey hit the campaign trail this weekend with stops in Iowa and South Carolina, drawing enormous crowds anxious to see Oprah, touch the hem of her garment, maybe, who knows, even drive away in a brand new car. Oh yeah, Obama got to say a few words too.

Will the Oprah campaign succeed in turning the star-struck multitudes into votes? We'll be finding out in about a month. Meanwhile, I'll be pondering a couple of questions:

Who would win in a knife fight between Oprah and Barbra Streisand?

And is it too early to be nostalgic for the days when candidates were merely sold like brands of soap?

Posted by mayor mcsleaze at December 9, 2007 03:50 PM

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