Editorial: A fever pitch

With one speech, the left has caught Oprah presidential hysteria

The Hollywood left and its media utterly swooned into delirium at the prospect of an Oprah Winfrey presidential run after her widely hailed speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday.

 

“Nothing but respect for OUR future president,” read an odd tweet from NBC-TV, which was rightly deleted (though many hours later) for being an inappropriate partisan cheer by a major broadcast network.

The irrational exuberance might justly be laughed off, but that would be a huge mistake. Remember: It was a 2004 speech that launched the national career of one Barack Obama.

Still, is this any way for the most powerful nation on Earth to audition its presidents? People are lining up to support someone for president without her having issued one policy statement.

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but at least voters elected him for his positions, not his cuddly likability. And despite excessive and unwarranted anger toward him from black leaders, black unemployment is now the lowest on record.

Nothing against Ms. Winfrey; she’s an exceedingly admirable figure. But the fervor for an Oprah presidential run surpasses all reason. It’s proof that many people would rather feel good than do well.

 

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