It would delay further the task that Democrats must face: finding a seasoned, respected politician who can fire up American voters enough to dislodge Trump from the White House.All day Monday in the US, the debate over a potential Winfrey candidacy on social media ranged from reactions like, "OMG, I'd vote for her!
That someone, surprisingly, might be talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
She certainly will bring the same kind of buzz to the Democratic primary season that Trump brought to the Republican contest.
Even more than Mr Trump, she is a masterful communicator, thanks to her daily talk show, her Oprah Winfrey Network on cable television, her O Magazine, and her proselytising before private audiences during the speaking tours she has made in recent years.
Nostalgia aside, it isn't a role that Mr Obama can and should play, even though Mr Trump's chaotic behaviour has given him a virtual third term.
Winfrey doesn't need the Democratic Party's help to take its nomination.
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