The Atlantic: What the Oprah boomlet means for democrats
The Atlantic, January 8, 2018: What the Oprah Boomlet Means for Democrats
The excitement, however fleeting, about an Oprah candidacy is a sign of the despair within some elements of the party. In 2016, Democrats nominated a deeply experienced person with a granular hold on policy. Everyone knows how that turned out. With a packed-but-shallow bench ahead of the 2020 election, it’s easy to see why some Democrats might be tempted by the siren song of a Democratic Trump.