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Oprah for president in 2020: Will she? Should she?

It sounds simple enough: If Donald Trump can win the presidency, why couldn't Oprah Winfrey?

A day after her rousing speech on the #MeToo movement at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, a Winfrey 2020 boomlet suddenly dominated American politics.

The idea of a television talk show host, even one as popular as Winfrey, making a viable run for the White House would have struck many as absurd not long ago.

Not so in the era of Trump.

The chatter about Winfrey did, however, spark debate on the paramount role of fame

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