Oprah Winfrey Will Not Be ‘Out There’ Campaigning for Obama

Monday, 02 Apr 2012 01:06 PM

By James Hirsen

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Oprah Winfrey will not be campaigning for President Barack Obama in his 2012 presidential re-election effort.

The daytime television legend and media mogul made it clear that she is preoccupied with her recently launched cable television network.

“No, I'm not going to be out there,” Oprah said Monday on “CBS This Morning.”

The reason, according to Oprah, is that she is dealing with her cable channel OWN, which has had difficulty in attracting a sizable audience.

“I am 100 percent behind our president,” she said. “I actually love our president and have the utmost respect for him and that office and what it takes to be there. I will not be out because I’m trying to fix the network.”

In 2007 Oprah gave her first political endorsement ever to then-presidential candidate Obama. She made numerous appearances on Obama’s behalf, including the hosting of some highly successful fundraising events, and even shed tears of joy when Obama was elected.

The president still remembers the Oprah endorsement and recently expressed his gratitude at a fundraiser.

“And then, there is my good friend, Oprah,” Obama said, “who very early on, when I was still running, just decided that she would support this guy with a name that nobody could pronounce.”

“And just like books and skin cream, when Oprah decides she likes you, then other people like you, too,” the president added.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved