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Oprah is the wrong choice

Celebrities do not belong in office

Oprah Winfery gives a speech at the Golden Globes after receiving the Cecil B. DeMile lifetime achievement award. Although many people were joking about the idea of Oprah becoming the next president, after her speech about unity and coming together, many people are now urging her to run for office.

Oprah Winfery gives a speech at the Golden Globes after receiving the Cecil B. DeMile lifetime achievement award. Although many people were joking about the idea of Oprah becoming the next president, after her speech about unity and coming together, many people are now urging her to run for office.

Ruth Mekonnen, Editorials Editor

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Oprah: actress, activist, host, role model, but not president.
Oprah becoming president of the United States was a hope that lots of her fans thought of, but no one truly felt as though it could become a reality until Trump won the past year.
Oprah is the perfect example of the American dream story.
Going from rags to riches at a time when race was at a divide and there weren’t many women on the screen, she definitely has the ability to inspire people.
She, in many people’s views, is the opposite of Trump.
Oprah has a shot at winning if she ever decides to run.
But would she really be the right choice?
We’ve seen what it’s like to have a celebrity in office.
Do we really need to be electing people with no knowledge, education, or enough experience to hold a position of that power?
Haven’t we learned enough from Trump?
“I think socially or even in comparison to Trump, Oprah would be the best choice for President, but realistically, she might not be the best pick considering that she has no political background,” senior Selam Negash said.
The only shot at making actual change in America is by electing someone who knows what they are doing.
It is important to elect someone with a great heart, someone you believe in, but it is equally important to elect someone that has the knowledge and the ability to make change.
If not a politician then someone with at least a law degree or some background in this field.
“Oprah shouldn’t become president because she has no political experience and when you have people who have no experience then things start to fall apart,” said senior Lydia Peters. “After she made her speech, people got hooked on what she said because it was inspirational and moving but it takes more than that to be a president.”
The best ability that Oprah has to succeed, should she decide to run, is by starting off small and building up her political resume.
She should see if she likes being in politics or having a high leadership position before running for something of this measure.
Even if she decides not to run, it isn’t the end of the world.
Oprah has made lots of change in the past years and she doesn’t need to be president to continue to do so.
It is time that we start considering backgrounds before electing another celebrity.

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