Oprah Winfrey, the nation's wealthiest African American and host of an afternoon television program, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in May. Now, she is in discussions with his advisers about playing a broader role in the campaign -- possibly as a surrogate on the stump or an outspoken advocate -- or simply bringing her branding magic to benefit his White House bid.Shouldn't this do it? I mean, she sells reading, of all things. In America. It bears imagining that she could do the same for voting.
Of course, the counter-argument is that Oprah viewers are die-hard Hilary voters. I wonder.