01 May Donna Arp Weitzman On Oprah Winfrey, Future US President?
Sunday night was a big night for Oprah Winfrey. Not only did she receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes, it seems that Twitter users also decided that she should be our next President.
One Twitter user says, “The only thing missing from Oprah’s speech tonight was, ‘I hereby announce my candidacy to run for Presidency.’”
Another user chimes in with, “Okay before it was a joke, but seriously…#OprahForPresident.”
Oprah’s moving speech circled much around truth and the #metoo movement.
“I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories,” says Oprah.
Celebrity author and businesswoman Donna Arp Weitzman thinks that it’s not just having a female in the white house that is so appealing. “I think that if a woman is running solely on being a woman, she’s probably not going to win, but Oprah stands on her own two feet.”
Donna says that people want someone honest in the Oval. “Oprah didn’t start in politics, Oprah started as a fact-finding journalist.”
Oprah adds in her speech, “It is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and injustice.”
“She’s learned to listen, not to talk, and that’s a whole different set of skills. I think she’d be an open book, and I think she has been an open book, and that’s what we need today,” beams Donna, who knows full well what it means to be an open book.
Donna’s life is now a real open book for anyone to read and draw inspiration from. “My new book that just came out on Amazon, it’s called The Wind Blew Innocent, and it’s a memoir of me growing up in northwest Texas in an impoverished town and some of the difficulties and the wonderful things about growing up.”
Like Oprah, Donna came from humble beginnings and worked her way up to becoming CEO of an international real estate equity company, as well as mayor in a North Texas city..
Comparison to Oprah bothers her. “I would not compare myself to Oprah. Oprah is an icon. I’m merely a person who decided to write it all down while I could still remember it.”
While in her humility she might not compare herself, some of the chapters in her life are similar. As to the part where Oprah runs for President, well that page has yet to be turned.