But the fervor for an Oprah presidential run surpasses all reason. "In 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner - jokes about how he was unqualified to be president - and some have said that night convinced him to run. Oprah would be a lot of fun".
"Look, it's ridiculous and I get that", said Brad Anderson, Barack Obama's 2012 Iowa campaign director.
"No, I like Oprah, I don't think she's going to run", he told reporters today.
Mr. King said on "CBS This Morning" that the 63-year-old celebrity's past position that she was not interested in running for president remained unchanged.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also had her take an an Oprah run.
But, King said Tuesday, he mistook what the reported asked him.
That source suggests Winfrey's ability to sway politicians on a local level might even make her more influential than a President, but recommends that she lets potential opponents sweat. "Because, this is the thing, Steadman would never so cavalierly say, 'Absolutely she would do it".
The tweet on the network's account came in the wake of jokes by Meyers about the possibility of Winfrey running for office.
Ingraham praised Oprah for the compelling way she spoke of her own history of abuse as a child.
"The real question is, could she do a good job at the presidency?" "I think it is something that Oprah would have to feel and sense for herself".
Actress Meryl Streep also endorsed Winfrey.
"It was the right person giving the right speech at the right time", King said.