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Oprah Viewers Patiently Awaiting Voting Instructions

By Matt Wood in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 26, 2006 4:21PM

chicagoist_2006_09_oprah.jpgOprah may not want to run for president herself, but she thinks Barack Obama would make a swell Commander in Chief. After apologizing for her lawyers' sending Oprah for Prez organizer Patrick Crowe a cease-and-desist letter, she told Larry King yesterday that Obama would be her favorite candidate in '08. And if politics is anything like every book, food, or piece of merchandise Oprah touches, then millions of middle-aged housewives will vote for Obama if he runs.

C'mon Barack, do it. You know you want to. Even Oprah says you should run, look at that built-in voter base. We know we've said before that maybe it's too early, but you're the only one who can knock off Hillary and avert sheer disaster for the Dems again. We know you have the cash for a campaign.