Winfrey speech sparks talk of run for president in 2020

DENVER -- Could Oprah Winfrey be the next President of the United States?

The media mogul is trending on social media after giving an inspirational speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The 63-year-old billionaire could find a path to the White House in the Donald Trump era, according to various analysts.

“I loved the speech,” a woman said Monday on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. “From the minute she started talking to the end.”

Oprah’s talk of #MeToo, women’s rights and support for a free press -- without mentioning Trump -- led to standing ovations at the awards ceremony.

While Winfrey rides high on popularity, some say celebrities without government experience have no business running for president.

“I would not vote for Oprah because I don’t think president should be your first job in government,” an observer said.

Andy Boian, a senior political analyst, said Winfrey inspired people Sunday night.

The former President Bill Clinton speechwriter has been observing the celebrity impact on American politics.

“We are somehow synthesizing celebrity status with invoking the idea that somehow he or she can then lead the federal government,” Boian said. “That’s where we’re getting it wrong.”

Winfrey said she doesn’t plan on running for president after her speech, according to Bloomberg.