“It’s about time that we make that decision.”
In the name of promoting women, Oprah Winfrey has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women,” she said. “What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world.”
“I really believe that is going to happen,” said Winfrey of the possibility of America electing a female president. “It’s about time that we make that decision.”
“I’m with her,” Winfrey added, voicing a Clinton campaign slogan.
Winfrey’s decision did not meet with unversal approval among those commenting on the story of her endorsement that appeared on Entertainment Tonight’s website.
“It’s a seminal moment for America, but for the wrong reasons. When you vote for someone because they are a woman, or a black, rather than for someone because they are the best candidate, what you get is often corruption, incompetence, and at the least mediocrity. Voting for Hillary because she is a woman is like drinking anti-freeze because it looks like gator-aide. Wrong move, wrong decision,” wrote William Hofmeister.
Some flat out disagreed with Winfrey’s logic.
“A seminal moment for women???? Yeah, good idea, endorse a woman who keeps accept accepting donations from countries that repress and enslave woman,” wrote pc25.
Some opposed the concept that Clinton should be supported on the basis of gender alone.
“No. This is not enough. This is sexism. Hillary’s only ‘credential’ is that she’s female. She has no other skills, no other qualifications for the position. She rode her husband’s coattails to every job she’s ever had, and did each and every one miserably. Hillary = Death. Oprah is a terrible sexist,” wrote Peter Anastos.