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
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
Obama and his wife, Michelle, appeared on
Oprah's show last fall
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
Dinner with Oprah and Obama will be reserved for
those that can raise $50,000 or more.
Winfrey’s achievements are numerous and include Emmy
Awards and hosting the highest-ranked television talk
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
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.
Time will tell.