Choosing a good running mate is a huge step in anyone hoping to be president of the United States. In some cases a good running mate can bolster your campaign. In other cases, such as the McCain/Palin ticket, a bad running mate can be the kiss of death.
Donald Trump is a savvy real estate mogul, so there is no doubt he has thought long and hard about what makes a good vice president. Who do people really love? Answer: Oprah.
Back when he pondered running for presidential office in 1999 under the reform party is when Trump first named Oprah as someone he would like to have has his partner in the White House. When asked again recently if that was something he was still considering, Trump gave an emphatic “yes.”
“I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah,” Trump told ABC News. “I think we’d win easily, actually.”
Having Oprah by his side would certainly endear a lot of voters to him and according to CNN and Time she is one of the world’s most influential women. Who wouldn’t love a vice president that might give you a new car at any moment?
“She’s great, she’s talented, she’s a friend of mine,” said Trump, confirming that Winfrey is still someone he wants on his ticket.
Winfrey has always been a big supporter of Barack Obama and generally donates to and supports Democratic Party candidates. So no matter how good of friends she and Trump are, it is unlikely that she would accept the role of campaign partner on a Republican candidate ticket, which is the party Trump plans to represent.