WASHINGTON: With speculation mounting that the Dems could face a severe reversal of fortunes, numerous names are being bandied about as potential [Independent] 2012 Presidential candidates.
There's the Sarah Palin cheer-leading section that figures their candidate is truly in touch with people on the ground. Now the Lou Dobbs for Prez - angry old white men's club - feels this is their time. Of course there are the usual suspects who could possibly throw their hats into the ring at the last moment - the mischievous Ralph Nader; you-aint-never-gonna-win Alan Keyes and the Ron Paul wannabes.
However there has been a groundswell of movement among the Oprah for Prez movers and shakers. With Hillary's opportunity as First female Prez all but receding and Obama already having stolen the First Black Prez mantle the scuttlebutt is that this could very well be Oprah's moment in the sun.
The famous talk-show queen; gazillionaire and Midas-touch CEO has shown time and time again that whatever she touches turns to gold. Why not reach for the highest pinnacle; the apex; the Everest of US politics?
Oprah's supporters say she stands the best chance in what is likely to be a fractured election year 2012. The GOPs are still chafing at their 2008 loss; the Dems are still unaware that they actually won the White House; Obama might become JC the Second [that's Jimmy Carter ya'll]; ole Sarah Palin is just a legend in her own mind and other trouble-makers will only further muddy the waters.
"Oprah is the best known face, she connects well with the entire country; across color and gender lines and she is a proven figure. Don't be surprised to see Vote Oprah for Prez 2012 signs showing up in your neighborhood soon", the Oprah for Prez campaign head told this Spoof.com reporter.
"Just imagine the US President - Female and Black. Now that's freedom", said 115-year old Liberty Child from Oprah's childhood hometown Kosciusko, Mississippi.