Entertainment Oprah Winfrey's Longtime Partner Stedman Graham Says She Would 'Absolutely' Run for President

16:16  08 january  2018
16:16  08 january  2018 Source:   people.com

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Oprah Winfrey laughed when Seth Meyers encouraged her to run for president — but even longtime partner Stedman Graham is down for the idea. “It’ s up to the people,” Graham told the Los Angeles Times . “ She would absolutely do it.”

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Oprah Winfrey laughed when Seth Meyers used reverse psychology to encourage her to run for president in 2020 (with Tom Hanks on the ticket, no less!) during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards — but almost everyone, including longtime partner Stedman Graham, is in support of the idea.

“It’s up to the people,” Graham told the Los Angeles Times. “She would absolutely do it.”

Celebrities and social media users alike rallied behind the idea after Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s ceremony, an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Her inspiring speech was filled with standing ovations, and it wasn’t hard to imagine the 63-year-old TV personality behind a presidential podium.

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Oprah ’ s Longtime Partner , Stedman Graham , Claims ‘ She Would Absolutely ’ Run For President In 2020. Following her stirring Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at Sunday’ s 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, Oprah Winfrey reignited speculation she was considering a run for

“ She would absolutely do it," Oprah ' s longtime partner said in response to pleas for her to run . Winfrey ’ s longtime partner , Stedman Graham , separately suggested that fans who are urging her to run for office shouldn’t give up hope.

“I thought that speech was incredible,” Winfrey’s pal Gayle King told the L.A. Times. “I got goosebumps.”

Even Meryl Streep endorsed Winfrey on the ticket, telling the Washington Post, “She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.”

a group of people standing in front of a building: Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon© Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon

Winfrey has shut down rumors of a run for the White House before. She told CBS in October, “There will be no running for office of any kind for me,” echoing a similar sentiment she shared with the Hollywood Reporter in June: “I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing.”

Even after the Golden Globes — when “Winfrey 2020” was a trending topic — Bloomberg asked the mogul if she planned to run, to which she responded, “I don’t — I don’t.”

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Winfrey ' s longtime beau, Steadman Graham told the Los Angeles Times , "It's up to the people. She would absolutely do it." But for now, it seems that the people have spoken. Would you want to see Oprah run for president ?

Longtime Partner Stedman Graham Says Maybe. Kat Armstrong · Jan 8, 2018. As if Oprah Winfrey ’ s Cecil B. DeMille award acceptance speech wasn’t everything you wanted it to be, the persistent rumors and requests for the former daytime star to run for president in 2020 reached a

Twitter had a field day, imploring the former talk show host to consider a political future and joking about other Hollywood heavyweights’ reactions.

John Stamos and Sarah Silverman also tweeted their support.

Poll: Oprah outperforms Warren, Gillibrand among Dems against Trump .
Oprah Winfrey leads Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in hypothetical primary matchups, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult survey. Load Error The media mogul holds a four-point lead over Warren, with 39 percent choosing Winfrey and 35 percent favoring the Massachusetts Democrat, according to the poll.In a head-to-head matchup against Gillibrand, Winfrey's lead grows - 44 percent to 23 percent - the survey found.But other potential Democratic presidential candidates still hold a lead over Winfrey, particularly former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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