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Oprah Backs Obama With Fundraiser:
The Ultimate Endorsement?





By Amanda Smith



Since October 8, 2006, when he appeared on her show, Oprah has backed Barack Obama as her “favorite guy” for the presidential election coming up in 2008.  Appearing on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show on February 22nd of this year, she said, “I’m feeling Barack.”  So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when Oprah recently announced that she will host a fundraiser for the Illinois Senator at her home, “The Promised Land” in Montecito, California on September 8, 2007.



Obama and his wife, Michelle, appeared on Oprah's show last fall




What this event “promises” is to raise a tremendous amount of money for Obama’s presidential campaign.  For $2,300, you can attend the fundraiser.  If you can raise $25,000, you can also attend the VIP reception.  Dinner with Oprah and Obama will be reserved for those that can raise $50,000 or more.


Oprah Winfrey’s achievements are numerous and include Emmy Awards and hosting the highest-ranked television talk show.  Widely regarded as the most influential woman in the world, Oprah has been ranked as the richest African American of the 20th century, the most philanthropic African American of all time, and the world’s only black billionaire for three straight years.  Her circle of influence is wide and far-reaching, thus her endorsement of, and fundraising for Barack Obama has tremendous implications.  Can she propel him to the U.S. presidency?  Time will tell.





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