Oprah Refuses to Endorse Obama Because She Supports Him 100%
Oprah Winfrey tells CNN she still supports President Obama, however she will not do a large endorsement event like she did during the 2008 campaign cycle.
“I don’t need to endorse him because I am a 100% supporter him of and I’ve already endorsed him. And I’ve already, you know — everybody always asks me ‘Are you going to do what you did in 2008?’ What I did in 2008, I did because people really didn’t know — my friends didn’t even know who he was at the time,” Oprah Winfrey told CNN.
“They were like ‘Who’s this guy? You think that guy’s going to be president?’ I go ‘Yeah, I really do,'”
“So, I was happy to step up and do what I felt was a public service because I so believed in him and I still do,” she said.
“Oh, absolutely not,” Oprah said when asked if not endorsing Obama in public is a sign of disappointment.
“No, I don’t think it’s necessary because my endorsement is that I am a 100% supporter of him. And if he or his office called me tomorrow and said that they needed me I would do whatever I thought would be of service,” she said.