Is Oprah Winfrey Running For President?
I'd call Steve Sailer "the Malcolm Gladwell" of the Right except Sailer is a smarter, better, braver writer with a better "accuracy" batting average.
Today, he shares an email from "a reader who is either paranoid or brilliant or both."
The reader wonders if Oprah Winfrey's upcoming "The Life You Want" tour of America is really a presidential Trojan Horse:
As one of the few surviving men to have experienced being in the studio audience of an Oprah show while free stuff is being given out, [the reader] writes:
"Oprah POTUS ... I think this is a trial balloon and the Canada tour [in 2013] was to polish her game. Lots of red, white and blue, stars and strong suggestion in that article image! ... I don't think Hillary can get it done in 2016, but we will know better after this November what the general sentiment is toward the real conservatives. I am closely watching the "other O" for signals and this is a bit conspicuous to me. On the backside of 2003, I am pretty sure Oprah can get a huge chunk of white-woman votes."
"Having spent about 15 seconds in The Presence in 1987," Sailer adds, "Oprah remains the greatest natural politician I've ever met."
The trouble is, the "red, white and blue" article image (above) that has Sailer's correspondent so exercised is just an exaggerated photo-illustration cooked up by the Hollywood Reporter.
In fact, the "Life You Want" campaign's -- I mean, tour's -- real color scheme is yellow and orange, very Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt.
So, based solely on these flimsy semiotic tea leaves, I'm going to have to go with "paranoid."
Although, like Sailer, I certainly think Oprah would have been a better "first black president" than Obama.