One of the world’s most powerful billionaires, Oprah Winfrey, said in a recent interview that she is considering a run for the White House especially after President Donald Trump’s victory in the November 2016 election. Winfrey would be the nation’s first black woman president and first woman president if she won.
Winfrey, 63, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December in an episode of Bloomberg’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,” that premiered Wednesday. When Rubenstein asked the legendary TV host about whether she’d run for president Winfrey said, “I actually never thought that was — I never considered the question, even a possibility, I just thought ‘Oh, oh.’” Rubenstein responded, “Right, because it’s clear that you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States, right?”
NO. FUCK NO. THIS HAS TO STOP.
Allowing no experience whatsoever people, regardless of their celeb status to think they are somehow magically fucking qualified to be president. Can we get some godsdamn standards up in here? Please? Also, 63 years old. In four years, 67 years old. I have nothing against that age, I’m close enough myself at 59, but hey, here’s a radical fucking idea: how about if someone actually qualified and at least 20 years younger steps up and runs? Also, how about someone who isn’t a fucking billionaire? Y’know, someone who at least knows what reality is, and doesn’t have billions of cushions against it.
The PRESIDENCY is not supposed to be a popularity contest (I know, I know), nor is it supposed to be a hobby for celebs. Jesus.
I’m going to go paint, before I fucking explode in an overarching blend of outrage and frustration with the utter idiocy that is the united states of stupidity.
Via Raw Story.