January 12, 2008


Women vs. Oprah (Robert Novak, 1/12/08, Real Clear Politics)

The absence of Oprah Winfrey from the frantic four last days of the New Hampshire primary campaign after her heavy schedule in Iowa backing Sen. Barack Obama may be traced to heavy, unaccustomed post-Iowa abuse of the popular entertainment superstar by women.

Winfrey did not publicize it, but her Website was swamped with complaints after she went to Iowa. The principal complaint was that she betrayed women by not supporting Sen. Hillary Clinton.

You'd think Ms Winfrey would have a better grip on who her audience is.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 12, 2008 8:53 AM

She is entitled to support who ever she wants to.

This is a case of man bites dog.

Posted by: Perry at January 12, 2008 10:22 AM

On the contrary, Oprah is big enough to move the "audience" if she wants to. And because she has accomplished so much more in life than Hillary, women should listen to her. Hillary is a remora, a parasite, unable to stand on her own, unable to think on her own, and she will be unable to govern on her own.

If the women of New Hampshire swooned over Hillary's discomfort on the campaign trail, maybe they just don't fit Oprah's demographic. The women in Iowa did.

Posted by: ratbert at January 12, 2008 1:23 PM