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How Bad Is It for Obama That Oprah Won't Campaign for Him?
The Atlantic ^ | April 2, 2012 | David A. Graham

Posted on 04/02/2012 9:49:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If patterns from 2008 are any indication, the media mogul's absence from the stump could make the president's reelection a little bit harder.

Back in the heady days of May 2007, when Oprah Winfrey endorsed Barack Obama, the future looked bright for both of them. Five years later, they've both gotten somewhat bogged down. Obama, of course, won the presidency, but inherited a nation in the throes of recession. While the economy is back on course, he still faces a tough road in his quest for reeelection.

And he'll be down one major asset: Oprah herself. That's because Winfrey's gotten sidelined too. In 2009, she announced she was leaving her outrageously popular daytime TV show to create her own cable network, but the Oprah Winfrey Network has proven to be a harder proposition than she expected. Turnover has been high, ratings have been low, and Oprah says she can't take time off to stump for the president this year.

"I actually love our president and have the utmost respect for him and that office and what it takes to be there," Winfrey said on CBS's Early Show, adding that she still backs him "100 percent." "I will not be out because I'm trying to fix a network."

So could this hurt Obama in the general election? Laugh all you want, but it's a serious question. (The Wikipedia entry for "Oprah Winfrey's endorsement of Barack Obama" is disturbingly comprehensive.) In fact, political scientists Craig Garthwaite and Tim Moore set out to determine what effect her endorsement had on Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary. And guess what? It was pretty large...

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Illinois; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; obama; oprah
"While the economy is back on course, he still faces a tough road in his quest for reeelection..."

Where do these fools live?

1 posted on 04/02/2012 9:50:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They lie.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 9:54:10 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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The last time Oprah shilled for BOzo she figured she was bulletproof, now she knows she isn’t. I don’t think she wants to tie her sinking popularity to someone whose popularity is sinking.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 10:02:07 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey. I thought the Lamestream was spinning that Obummer was golden with women voters today? I guess they were not giving the whole truth...as usual. Obummer is a dud and everyone knows it.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 10:04:50 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama, of course, won the presidency, but inherited a nation in the throes of recession.

Well, he inherited it from his fellow RATs, including Nasty Pelozy, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Harry Reid and the entire cast of thieving "progressives".

5 posted on 04/02/2012 10:07:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oprah is probably tired of the Albatross around her neck.

This is like the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 10:20:27 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Hayride

Not only that but it has been said in articles that the First Frump, er the Fashion Disaster, or whatever she deems herself these days.... That’s it, Queen.... That HRH Moosechelle doesn’t like
Oprah..jealous I guess.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 10:21:54 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Hayride

Not only that but it has been said in articles that the First Frump, er the Fashion Disaster, or whatever she deems herself these days.... That’s it, Queen.... That HRH Moosechelle doesn’t like
Oprah..jealous I guess.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 10:22:02 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Hayride

It looks like he screwed her financially. His Solyndra, Soros, and hundreds of others have profited head over heals on Obamas corruption and payouts, but he drove Oprah almost out of business. hmmm, very strange.

Maybe, Obama doesn’t like strong Black Women?


9 posted on 04/02/2012 10:23:41 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"While the economy is back on course..."

That's some serious presstituting right there. You've got to have your lips glued to Obama's azz to even dare to write a lie like that, while nearly EVERY American family is suffering unprecedented economic hardship.

The real economic picture is fast approaching Great Depression era levels. Some economists have even said that we're already there.

10 posted on 04/02/2012 10:24:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: celtic gal
it has been said in articles that...HRH Moosechelle doesn’t like Oprah.

Naturally. Anyone with two working eyeballs can see that that woman hates just about everyone. I've never seen a person so completely consumed with hate, as that woman.

I'm sure she's run off every female acquaintance Obama's ever had.

11 posted on 04/02/2012 10:34:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

re: “While the economy is back on course . . .”

The economy is back on course?!!! This must be satire, right?


12 posted on 04/02/2012 10:34:50 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is BS. She will campaign for him and spend more money. She hates America despite the fact she became rich because of the freedom it offered her even though she lied every step of the way to get where she is today and is a racist.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 10:37:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Windflier

Maybe its me(?), but I haven’t noticed lately any of those barf pieces about what a ‘’fashionista’’ Michelle is. “Fashionista’’. Just what the heck is that, some kind of Marxist super-model?


14 posted on 04/02/2012 10:57:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

You! You made me start laughing all over again & now I’ve got asthma. Did you see the photos of Mooch at that kids’ show?
WARNING: If you’re eating or drinking, swallow it before clicking.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123478/Michelle-gets-slimed-First-Lady-caught-green-goos-line-childrens-awards.html

Something tells me this won’t be making the society pages of Vogue, Elle, or the NYT.


15 posted on 04/02/2012 11:34:09 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: KGeorge

Frightfully sorry old boy but pleased to see I got you to laugh. Thanks for the link and the heads up. I’ll digest dinner first. :-)


16 posted on 04/03/2012 12:03:05 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
Oh my gosh! But she is so stylish! And he is so smart!
Bwahahahahahaha! Ahhhhhh... So dang funny isn't it?
17 posted on 04/03/2012 12:54:05 AM PDT by Casie
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To: SaraJohnson

Whoever wins the war writes the history.
Obammy won last time, “get over it”.
And with a compliant fawning media, obammy can tell NO lie.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 4:03:40 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Maybe, Obama doesn’t like strong Black Women?

Or maybe he wants to be a strong Black Woman.

Van Jones: “If Obama Came Out As Gay He Still Wouldn’t Lose The Black Vote”…

As the comments say; "Well yeah, Ok, but what a strange thing to actually say..."

19 posted on 04/03/2012 4:17:25 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Casie

A hoot! Ain’t she the most? I wish my wife would wear shower curtains and table cloths for dresses.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

:-) I’m a old girl. lol But this is funnier than that. My first name is Kari. Every day, on the first day of school- & sometimes aaaall year long in college, my teachers would call for KarL. And then they’d look up like “Oh”.

It’s gonna be a lot “better” laugh when they’ve gone on their merry way. (Well maybe not “merry”. Sulking &...oh wait Mooch is always sulking anyway. Meh)

Have a great night, jmac!


21 posted on 04/05/2012 9:48:20 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: KGeorge

Thank you dear, you too.


22 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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