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President Oprah?: Would you consider voting for famed media magnate?

President Oprah?: Would you consider voting for famed media magnate?

January 12th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Opinion Editorial

Democrats and other opponents of Donald Trump sometimes refer to him derisively as America's first reality show president.

Now it seems like they might be willing to pin their hopes to another TV star.

Oprah Winfrey is reportedly "intrigued" by the idea of a run at the presidency. The talk show host turned media magnate is a true American success story. And she has a big fan base built over the decades.

But is that enough to propel her into the White House?

No one knows whether Winfrey will run. This could be just a lot of talk and speculation. But then again, President Trump wasn't in the race until he was. And few thought he could win until he did.

We want to know what you think. Would you consider voting for Oprah Winfrey if she decided to run for president? Or is she someone you would not vote for?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to opinion@texarkanagazette.com by Wednesday, Jan. 17. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.


Last Week: Equal Pay and the Law.

Last week's question was about equal pay laws. Should the U.S. have a strong, enforced law requiring equal pay for equal work with penalties for companies that do not comply? Or should government stay out of it and allow companies to deal with the matter on their own?

Companies have had 55 yrs. to "deal with it." So there should be an enforceable law requiring equal pay for equal work. It is long overdue.—J.B., Texarkana, Ark.


From facebook.com/texarkanagazette

  •     Maybe we could finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
  •     I agree with equal pay for equal work rights.
  •     The gender pay gap is a myth perpetrated by third-wave feminists. It has been illegal in the U.S. to pay a woman less than a man at the same position for decades.
  •     Yes and racism is a myth, perpetrated by "third wave" equal rights proponents. It has been illegal in the U.S. to pay a Hispanic or black less than a white man at the same position for decades. I admire your fill in the blanks form you used for this. I can use it for just about anything.
  •     I believe equality comes from education and communication, not more regulations. You can't regulate a company into compliance. It comes from an overall change in how women allow themselves to be treated and dedication to change for ourselves. #Timesup speaks to me for a change in me.
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