According to KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines, talk show host Oprah Winfrey will be hitting the Campaign trails for presidential candidate Barack Obama this weekend Dec. 8th, 2007, in Des Moines, Iowa (Click here for Details). Since Senator Obama has hinted at Ms. Winfrey’s possible participation in his presidential campaign the popular question amongst political strategist has been whether Ms. Winfrey’s star power will translate into votes for Senator Obama come November ‘08’. According to StarTribune.com author Katharine Seelye, “Back in 1992, the Bush White House deemed Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show insufficiently serious for the incumbent president to visit. But in the intervening years, Winfrey's couch, along with the easy chairs on other chat shows, became so attractive to candidates that the political world is now wondering whether Winfrey might actually hold the Democratic nomination in her hands. (Rest of article here)This according to Seelye will be the first time Oprah has endorsed a presidential candidate.
Will we see the woman who turns unknown Authors into household names help turn a Senator from Illinois into our first African American President?