Oprah brings in $3 million for Obama

From the Sun Times:

“I haven’t been actively engaged before because there hasn’t been anything to be actively engaged in. But I am engaged now to make Barack Obama the next president of the United States,” a source said Winfrey told the crowd just before the concert, starring Stevie Wonder.

Introducing Obama, Winfrey said that “nobody can stand in the way of destiny.”

Somehow I just don’t think that’s going to happen. Perhaps if Hillary weren’t in the picture he would have a real chance at getting the nomination. The nomination belongs to Hillary, didn’t Oprah get the memo?

Among those present at the event featuring two of the most famous Chicagoans in the world: actors Lou Gossett Jr.; Cicely Tyson; Forest Whitaker; Ellen Pompeo; Sidney Poitier; Linda Evans; Tyler Perry; Chris Rock; Hill Harper (who attended Harvard Law with Obama); music producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, football quarterback Rodney Peete; Winfrey beau Stedman Graham; radio personality Tom Joyner; sports legends Ernie Banks, Bill Russell and Dave Winfield; tennis great Jimmy Connors, and model Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber.

Don’t they look nice together:

  • Rose Franklin

    I certainly hope the nomination doesn’t belong to Hillary, since her support of the abhorrent H1B program and outsourcing have built up an implacable rage against her among countless Democrats, possibly even more than Iraq. I work in IT, am a professional woman, supposedly Hillary’s best demographic but I revile her. We’d vote for Edwards, Richardson, Obama or someone similar. Not for Hillary. Ever. H1B and outsourcing are destroying our tech industry and ruining five decades of gains for women in science and engineering. She’s just destroyed her own campaign by arrogantly supporting these programs at the expense of American workers, like Marie Antoinette– “Let them eat cake.”

    If the Democratic Party goes stupid and nominates her, then we’ll work very hard to defeat her in 2008, even if this means a Republican is elected President. It’s far more important to clean up the Democratic Party, especially of these DLC sell-outs, so that we can have decades of actual progressive rule.

    The Democrat’s Anti-Hillary Clinton Manifesto

  • The Angry American

    Wow, a liberal I can actually appreciate 🙂