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The biggest takeaway from Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards was undoubtedly Oprah Winfrey’s incredible acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. The almost 10-minute speech touched  on topics like racism in the US, misogyny and the power of people uniting for the common good and by the end social media was already calling for the A-list celeb to run for the US Presidency. Oprah 2020 quickly became a trending topic and one that we could totally get behind.

Since the inauguration of the 45th US President, who among other things is a former reality TV show host, the possibility of a celeb taking office in 2020 has become the new normal. Dwayne Johnson, a former WWE wrestler and currently one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, has been discussing the possibility of running for months, with Tom Hanks as his running mate also a ‘possibility.’ On a similar note, Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked on Sunday night that not only should Oprah run for the Presidency, but that Hanks should be her VP. People really want to see Forrest Gump in office.

Before Donald Trump took office, we never would have really considered a celebrity being elected. Sure, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the ‘governator’ of California and celebs like Sonny Bono and Al Franken have also held seats in government, but to become the POTUS and not be a career politician seemed like something out of a movie. Until 2016.

With the rise of Donald Trump and his win over lifelong politician Hillary Clinton, it has suddenly become the mass message that the only person who could beat a celebrity at the polls is another celebrity.

Following Sunday’s show and Winfrey’s stirring speech, actor and writer Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter to voice his concern over the movement away from politicians and towards popular celebrities. Tweeting “Oprah is beyond doubt a magnificent orator. But the idea of a reality show star running against a talk show host is troublingly dystopian.  We don’t want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity.”


He’s right.

McFarlane continued, reiterating that he was not questioning Winfrey’s long list of accomplishments, but pointing out that others have spent their lives accomplishing goals specific to a life in government.


Do we think Oprah Winfrey would make a better president than Donald Trump? Without a doubt, yes. Would she or Dwayne Johnson be as strong a president as say a Hillary Clinton, a Bernie Sanders, or an Elizabeth Warren, people who have dedicated their lives to public service and understand the ins and outs of government and how to balance the needs of many instead of the wants of few? Definitely not.

There may be a ‘celebrity’ in the Oval Office for the next three years, but that doesn’t mean the only person to take over the job in 2020 has to be another celebrity.

Now, Michelle 2020 has a nice ring to it.